[neomutt-devel] mutt vs neomutt
dgc at bikeshed.us
Mon Feb 13 20:14:54 CET 2017
* On 13 Feb 2017, Guyzmo wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 02:50:44PM +0100, toogley at mailbox.org wrote:
> > > On February 13, 2017 at 1:28 AM David Champion <dgc at bikeshed.us> wrote:
> > > I would be happy, personally, to cut off older operating
> > > systems at some appointed version. It's a great principle for 2.0.
> > > But to be fair we need to manage that process, not just start applying
> > > breaking patches willy-nilly. We need to be answerable to our user
> > > community, not to our developers' sense of glee at doing cool new
> > > things.
> > What exactly does that mean? Like announcing "The next release will not support OS X" ?
> No, that only means to drop support for older deprecated systems
> at major versions (like 2.0) and make a proper statement about it.
> It wouldn't be fair that a perso who've run for 15 years the latest mutt
> on his AIX4 — there's a hell just for people doing that — see support
> for his system dropped while upgrading to 1.7.5 without notice.
> No serious application does that, and it's perfectly normal.
Yes, exactly. :) If we happen to support AIX4 beyond that point, good
for him - but we're not making extra effort for it and we're providing
notice of that.
David Champion • dgc at bikeshed.us
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