On Wed, Jul 05, 2017 at 02:50:53PM +0200, Jeroen Demeyer wrote:
> TL;DR: should we drop support for old-style .spkg packages completely in
+1 (it could have been done a while ago).
The wiki page below was opened two years ago, and the few remaining
unclassified packages do not seem of great interest, so i guess that
removing the support on old-style packages remains the last way to know if
someone rely on some of them (though i guess this is unlikely),
Do we have the download logs of old-style packages ?
> Old-style packages are a relic from the old Sage development model from Sage
> versions < 6.0. They are packages containing the sources and metadata in one
> .spkg archive. New-style packages, with metadata in the main Sage git tree,
> were introduced in Sage 6.0, released in december 2013. You can find a list
> of existing old-style packages at
> We already had some discussion about dropping support of old-style packages
> in 2015, see https://trac.sagemath.org/ticket/19004 and
> https://trac.sagemath.org/ticket/19158 both merged in Sage 6.9, released
> October 2015.
> The latter ticket also introduced a deprecation warning for old-style
> ================================== NOTE ==================================
> You are about to download and install an old-style package. While this
> might still work fine, old-style packages are unmaintained and deprecated.
> This package will be removed in future versions of SageMath. If you care
> about this package, you should make a proper new-style package instead.
> For more information about making Sage packages, see
> The reason I ask to drop support for old-style packages is to simplify and
> improve the installation of new-style Sage packages. In particular ticket
> https://trac.sagemath.org/ticket/23179 conflicts with old-style packages.
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