Policy for removing working code

Mark Blackman mark at exonetric.com
Wed Sep 8 15:25:04 UTC 2010

Erik Trulsson wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 08, 2010 at 03:31:11PM +0100, Mark Blackman wrote:

>> On top of which, I'd say that the general philosopy is always that
>> you stick with the release that works for you. Surely the people who
>> "need" those ISDN drivers, simply stay with the release that works for
>> them. If they need new features as well as ISDN, they do a cost-benefit
>> analysis on writing drivers to fit the new framework.
> Only problem with that is that eventually those old releases stop
> receiving security fixes at which point it might become downright
> dangerous to continue using the old release.
> I think that is exactly the situation now which started this discussion
> - the last release supporting ISDN was 6.4, which is to be EOL soon.

Fair point, although I'd say that's part of the cost-benefit analysis 
too, where features includes "up-to-date security fixes". Anyway,
I finally reviewed the thread and an actual I4B user, Julian, seems
to have concluded that investing a bit of time in the hps code is
a net benefit, so all's well. :)

- Mark

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