Opened 5 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#18857 closed defect (duplicate)

Add a soft-deprecation mechanism for configuration options

Reported by: nickm Owned by:
Priority: Medium Milestone: Tor: 0.2.9.x-final
Component: Core Tor/Tor Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points: parent
Reviewer: Sponsor:

Description

I'd like to have a way to flag configuration options as "dubious but still supported", and warn users that those options might go away completely unless they explain to us that no, somebody is still using them.

There's a ticket about killing off old options that nobody is using (can't find it, though), and I've started nominating options for my own person sadness at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Np1vBm0jSvUqxwaQdhkqDmYWxe4E3RO0R5RoRMtpkQQ/edit?usp=sharing .

But unless we have a way to mark an option as "warn if set", then we won't have a nice way to do transitions here.

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Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by nickm

Points: small

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by nickm

Keywords: 029-nickm-says-yes added

marking these as the tickets I am in favor of for 029, among the 029-proposed ones.

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by nickm

Keywords: 029-proposed 029-nickm-says-yes removed
Milestone: Tor: 0.2.???Tor: 0.2.9.x-final

Nobody objected to including any of these, so I guess they are in.

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by isabela

Points: small1

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by nickm

Points: 1parent
Status: newneeds_review

#19820 does this!

comment:6 Changed 4 years ago by nickm

Closing this in favor of #19820.

comment:7 Changed 4 years ago by nickm

Resolution: duplicate
Status: needs_reviewclosed
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