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From: Markus Armbruster <armbru@redhat.com>
To: Peter Maydell <peter.maydell@linaro.org>
Cc: "John Snow" <jsnow@redhat.com>,
	"Daniel P. Berrangé" <berrange@redhat.com>,
	qemu-devel@nongnu.org, "Stefan Hajnoczi" <stefanha@redhat.com>,
	"Michael Roth" <mdroth@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 18/30] qapi: Delete all the "foo: dropped in n.n" notes
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2020 16:13:12 +0100
Message-ID: <87v9o9rylz.fsf@dusky.pond.sub.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87pneh1wul.fsf@dusky.pond.sub.org> (Markus Armbruster's message of "Fri, 14 Feb 2020 07:55:46 +0100")

Markus Armbruster <armbru@redhat.com> writes:

> Peter Maydell <peter.maydell@linaro.org> writes:
>
>> A handful of QAPI doc comments include lines like
>> "ppcemb: dropped in 3.1". The doc comment parser will just
>> put these into whatever the preceding section was; sometimes
>> that's "Notes", and sometimes it's some random other section,
>> as with "NetClientDriver" where the "'dump': dropped in 2.12"
>> line ends up in the "Since:" section.
>>
>> This tends to render wrongly, more so in the upcoming rST
>> generator, but sometimes even in the texinfo, as in the case
>> of QKeyCode:
>>    ac_bookmarks
>>        since 2.10 altgr, altgr_r: dropped in 2.10
>>
>> We now have a better place to tell users about deprecated
>> and deleted functionality -- qemu-deprecated.texi.
>> So just remove all these "dropped in" remarks entirely.

The first sentence makes me expect we'll move these bits to the better
place.  The second then tells me we drop them, without giving a reason.

Suggest:

   Since commit 3264ffced3 (v4.2.0), we have a better place to tell
   users about deprecated and deleted functionality --
   qemu-deprecated.texi.  These "dropped in" remarks all predate it, and
   other feature drops of that vintage are not documented anywhere, so
   moving these to qemu-deprecated.texi makes little sense.  Drop them
   instead.

With something like that
Reviewed-by: Markus Armbruster <armbru@redhat.com>

>>
>> Signed-off-by: Peter Maydell <peter.maydell@linaro.org>
>> ---
>> Perhaps qemu-deprecated.texi should be updated -- Markus
>> said he'd look into that. So this patch is to some extent
>> a placeholder to get these broken bits of doc comment out
>> of the way.
>
> The appropriate place is appendix "Recently removed features", which
> appeared in commit 3264ffced3 "dirty-bitmaps: remove deprecated autoload
> parameter", v4.2.0.  We did not document any prior removals then.
>
> Perhaps we should systematically document all removals since v4.1.0.  I
> can look into that.
>
> I'm not sure documenting older removals now is worth our while.  If you
> think it is, let me know.
>
> All the 'dropped in' notes removed in this patch are older.  Nothing to
> do for qemu-deprecated.texi unless we choose to systematically document
> older removals.



  reply index

Thread overview: 69+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-02-13 17:56 [PATCH v2 00/30] Convert QAPI doc comments to generate rST instead of texinfo Peter Maydell
2020-02-13 17:56 ` [PATCH v2 01/30] configure: Allow user to specify sphinx-build binary Peter Maydell
2020-02-14  6:33   ` Markus Armbruster
2020-02-14  9:21     ` Peter Maydell
2020-02-14 12:20       ` Markus Armbruster
2020-02-14 12:39         ` Peter Maydell
2020-02-14 17:18           ` Markus Armbruster
2020-02-14 17:36             ` Peter Maydell
2020-02-15 10:37               ` Markus Armbruster
2020-02-13 17:56 ` [PATCH v2 02/30] configure: Check that sphinx-build is using Python 3 Peter Maydell
2020-02-13 17:56 ` [PATCH v2 03/30] Makefile: Fix typo in dependency list for interop manpages Peter Maydell
2020-02-13 17:56 ` [PATCH v2 04/30] qga/qapi-schema.json: Fix missing '-' in GuestDiskBusType doc comment Peter Maydell
2020-02-13 17:56 ` [PATCH v2 05/30] qga/qapi-schema.json: Fix indent level on doc comments Peter Maydell
2020-02-14 12:36   ` Markus Armbruster
2020-02-14 12:40     ` Peter Maydell
2020-02-14 14:26       ` Markus Armbruster
2020-02-13 17:56 ` [PATCH v2 06/30] qga/qapi-schema.json: minor format fixups for rST Peter Maydell
2020-02-14 12:46   ` Markus Armbruster
2020-02-14 14:33     ` Markus Armbruster
2020-02-13 17:56 ` [PATCH v2 07/30] qapi/block-core.json: Use literal block for ascii art Peter Maydell
2020-02-13 22:59   ` Aleksandar Markovic
2020-02-15 20:56     ` Philippe Mathieu-Daudé
2020-02-15 21:01       ` Aleksandar Markovic
2020-02-17  0:44         ` Philippe Mathieu-Daudé
2020-02-17  5:53           ` Samuel Thibault
2020-02-14 12:53   ` Markus Armbruster
2020-02-13 17:56 ` [PATCH v2 08/30] qapi: Use ':' after @argument in doc comments Peter Maydell
2020-02-14 13:02   ` Markus Armbruster
2020-02-14 13:28     ` Markus Armbruster
2020-02-13 17:56 ` [PATCH v2 09/30] qapi: Fix indent level on doc comments in json files Peter Maydell
2020-02-14 13:45   ` Markus Armbruster
2020-02-13 17:56 ` [PATCH v2 10/30] qapi: Remove hardcoded tabs Peter Maydell
2020-02-13 17:56 ` [PATCH v2 11/30] qapi/ui.json: Put input-send-event body text in the right place Peter Maydell
2020-02-13 17:56 ` [PATCH v2 12/30] qapi/ui.json: Avoid `...' texinfo style quoting Peter Maydell
2020-02-13 17:56 ` [PATCH v2 13/30] qapi/block-core.json: Use explicit bulleted lists Peter Maydell
2020-02-13 17:56 ` [PATCH v2 14/30] qapi/ui.json: " Peter Maydell
2020-02-14 14:20   ` Markus Armbruster
2020-02-13 17:56 ` [PATCH v2 15/30] qapi/{block, misc, tmp, net}.json: " Peter Maydell
2020-02-14 14:23   ` Markus Armbruster
2020-02-14 14:28     ` Peter Maydell
2020-02-14 15:46       ` Markus Armbruster
2020-02-14 15:48         ` Peter Maydell
2020-02-13 17:56 ` [PATCH v2 16/30] qapi: Add blank lines before " Peter Maydell
2020-02-14 14:33   ` Markus Armbruster
2020-02-14 16:02     ` Markus Armbruster
2020-02-14 16:16       ` Peter Maydell
2020-02-14 17:11         ` Markus Armbruster
2020-02-13 17:56 ` [PATCH v2 17/30] qapi/migration.json: Replace _this_ with *this* Peter Maydell
2020-02-13 19:02   ` Philippe Mathieu-Daudé
2020-02-14 14:35   ` Markus Armbruster
2020-02-13 17:56 ` [PATCH v2 18/30] qapi: Delete all the "foo: dropped in n.n" notes Peter Maydell
2020-02-14  6:55   ` Markus Armbruster
2020-02-14 15:13     ` Markus Armbruster [this message]
2020-02-14 15:20       ` Peter Maydell
2020-02-13 17:56 ` [PATCH v2 19/30] qapi/qapi-schema.json: Put headers in their own doc-comment blocks Peter Maydell
2020-02-13 17:56 ` [PATCH v2 20/30] qapi/machine.json: Escape a literal '*' in doc comment Peter Maydell
2020-02-13 19:01   ` Philippe Mathieu-Daudé
2020-02-13 17:56 ` [PATCH v2 21/30] tests/qapi/doc-good.json: Clean up markup Peter Maydell
2020-02-13 17:56 ` [PATCH v2 22/30] scripts/qapi: Move doc-comment whitespace stripping to doc.py Peter Maydell
2020-02-13 17:56 ` [PATCH v2 23/30] scripts/qapi/parser.py: improve doc comment indent handling Peter Maydell
2020-02-13 17:56 ` [PATCH v2 24/30] docs/sphinx: Add new qapi-doc Sphinx extension Peter Maydell
2020-02-13 17:56 ` [PATCH v2 25/30] docs/interop: Convert qemu-ga-ref to rST Peter Maydell
2020-02-13 17:56 ` [PATCH v2 26/30] docs/interop: Convert qemu-qmp-ref " Peter Maydell
2020-02-17 15:10   ` Peter Maydell
2020-02-13 17:56 ` [PATCH v2 27/30] qapi: Use rST markup for literal blocks Peter Maydell
2020-02-13 17:56 ` [PATCH v2 28/30] qga/qapi-schema.json: Add some headings Peter Maydell
2020-02-13 17:56 ` [PATCH v2 29/30] scripts/qapi: Remove texinfo generation support Peter Maydell
2020-02-13 17:56 ` [PATCH v2 30/30] docs/devel/qapi-code-gen.txt: Update to new rST backend conventions Peter Maydell
2020-02-13 20:51 ` [PATCH v2 00/30] Convert QAPI doc comments to generate rST instead of texinfo no-reply

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