Re: [hatari-users] Shalll we remove deprecated features like SDL 1.2 now?

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Thomas, happy New Year to you as well. Thank you from a simple user. I enjoy keeping my connection to the Little Green Desktop through Hatari (no hardware any longer). You and all the developers do an amazing job at making this work. Thanks again.

John Perry,
Banchory, Scotland.

> On 1 Jan 2021, at 09:07, Thomas Huth <th.huth@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi,
> A happy new year 2021 to everybody! Let's hope that it gets better
> than 2020 (with regards to Covid-19) - though from a Hatari perspective
> 2020 has been pretty good already, with two new releases and lots of
> improvements.
> Now that the 2.3 release has been done, I'd like to start a discussion
> about removing some features that have been marked as deprecated. I
> think the most "important" one is currently SDL 1.2, since this version
> of the library is not maintained since 2013 anymore, so most (all?)
> developers use 2.0 these days, and the countless #ifdefs in the code
> can be a real pain if you have to make changes in these areas.
> Is anybody still actively using SDL 1.2, without the possibility to
> upgrade to SDL 2.0 ? If so, on which system? Why is SDL 2.0 not an
> option there yet?
> Another item that I'd like to see removed is the old UAE core. It
> also causes double maintenance in case you have to do changes in a
> related area (e.g. when I did the rewrite of the GEMDOS HD Pexec code
> during the 2.3 development cycle). I can still see that there is a
> benefit of keeping the old UAE core around, e.g. it's a little bit
> faster than the WinUAE core (but of it's of course also less accurate),
> but is anybody really still using it, so that it's worth the effort of
> keeping it in the source tree?
> For the other deprecated things listed in doc/release-notes.txt I think
> most people won't be affected much anyway, e.g. all modern distros ship
> with python 3, so nobody should be affected if we remove support for
> python 2 (which is EOL anyway) in the future.
> Thomas

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