[PATCH 3/3] [PW3] Remove XML-RPC API

Stephen Finucane stephen at that.guru
Thu Apr 9 08:44:06 AEST 2020

On Fri, 2019-10-18 at 17:11 +1100, Daniel Axtens wrote:
> Stephen Finucane <stephen at that.guru> writes:
> > On Fri, 2019-10-18 at 13:41 +1100, Daniel Axtens wrote:
> > > It's been deprecated since 2.0 with the new REST API. That API is
> > > now pretty solid, and git-pw is good. Drop the old API.
> > > 
> > > Provide a page letting people know that the API is gone if they
> > > access any of the old pages.
> > > 
> > > This breaks pwclient, which only supports the old API. So we delete
> > > a few things that referred to it or used it, including some old tools.
> > 
> > I'm still not convinced that dropping this is something we _have_ to do
> > right now. I know we said we'd remove it in 3.0 but it's not hurting
> > anyone, as both the code and the docs are pretty well isolated, and
> > doesn't seem to impact our plans to drop Python 2.7 (which will start
> > hurting us as it ties us to Django 1.11). It should go at some point,
> > but, only once we're sure there's nothing significant talking to it.
> > With that said, if you really, really want to do this, I won't block
> > but we *have* to get pwclient migrated first. We simply can't drop this
> > until that happens because we're breaking workflows without replacement
> > (see comments below on removal of scripts from 'tools' for a taster).
> > I've said it below, but I'm confident I'll be able to get this done
> > well before we release 3.0 so this isn't a serious concern.
> > 
> > Lots of comments, mostly repeating what I've said here, below.
> > 
> > Stephen

Per the above, I haven't applied this to master when applying the rest
of these PW3 patches. I have, however, pushed the rebased version to
master. If/when pwclient is migrated, we can look at merging this
(though even then, I'd really rather _not_ break things for people as
long as we don't have to - kernel maintainers can be a grumpy bunch


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