Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: OpenACS 5.0 Package Inventory and OpenACS Governance

Posted by Randy Ferrer on
Jade I do agree with the spirit of what you are saying. The work that others have done on older packages can sometimes be a source of inspiration for example. So, I'm very concerned that packages are visible and available for the community to explore and don't just get relegated to absolute obscurity. As long as deprecated, obsolete or as you propose unsupported packages are available for browsing and download, I think all of us will be happy.
I concur with Jade: "obsolete" means that something new is providing the same function.  I think the only stuff that should become obsolete in the near future is all but one each of the email, photo album, and other duplicated packages.  "Unsupported" for packages without a maintainer; "obsolete" for packages replaced by other packages.