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Author christian.heimes
Recipients christian.heimes, cstratak, doko, lemburg, matrixise, pmpp, r.david.murray, vstinner
Date 2020-11-25.10:41:04
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> It's not pointless. The rate of change in the field is why this
> particular API did not work out in practice. It was working fine
> at the time I added it, but then quickly became unmaintainable.

Yes, it's pointless. You are arguing that os-release is bad because lsb-release was bad. It's like arguing against TOML file format because YAML and JSON have issues.

os-release was purposely designed to address concerns with lsb-release. os-release has been around for more than a decade and wildly adopted (except on Android platforms). The format hasn't changed since its first appearance in November 2010. Some optional fields were standardized and the meaning of "no shell features are supported" was elaborated on.
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