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Re: [PATCH v2] docs/system: clarify deprecation schedule



On Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 04:07:34PM +0100, Stefan Hajnoczi wrote:
> The sentence explaining the deprecation schedule is ambiguous. Make it
> clear that a feature deprecated in the Nth release is guaranteed to
> remain available in the N+1th release. Removal can occur in the N+2nd
> release or later.
> 
> As an example of this in action, see commit
> 25956af3fe5dd0385ad8017bc768a6afe41e2a74 ("block: Finish deprecation of
> 'qemu-img convert -n -o'"). The feature was deprecated in QEMU 4.2.0. It
> was present in the 5.0.0 release and removed in the 5.1.0 release.
> 
> Suggested-by: Daniel P. Berrangé <berrange redhat com>
> Signed-off-by: Stefan Hajnoczi <stefanha redhat com>
> ---
> v2:
>  * Use Dan's suggested wording [Daniel Berrange]
> ---
>  docs/system/deprecated.rst | 9 +++++----
>  1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

Thanks, applied to my block tree:
https://github.com/stefanha/qemu/commits/block

Stefan

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