Subject: Re: Removing obsolete packages
To: Georg Schwarz <email@example.com>
From: Frederick Bruckman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/19/2004 12:55:41
On Wed, 19 May 2004, Georg Schwarz wrote:
>> There does not exist any public archie servers these days.
> It wouldn't hurt to leave these in nonetheless. Maybe someone is running
> archie non-publicly? :-)
No, no one is. (Do you know anyone who is?) Basicly, that new-fangled
"web" thing has made archie/gopher/veronica perfectly obsolete.
> why? Doesn't it work?
It produces garbled output at best; at worst, it dumps core. Try it
yourself, and tell us what you think.
What we're looking for here, is for a user to say, "Yes, I use that
package for ____.", which would be enough to grant a stay of execution.
What we don't need to hear (IMO), is the uninteresting assertion that
somoene, somewhere, could be using these packages. By that standard,
nothing could ever be removed.