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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH for-4.11 0/2] SUPPORT.md matrix fixes (series "C")

> On Apr 25, 2018, at 2:32 PM, Juergen Gross <jgross@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 25/04/18 15:21, Ian Jackson wrote:
>> Juergen Gross writes ("Re: [PATCH for-4.11 0/2] SUPPORT.md matrix fixes 
>> (series "C")"):
>>> Not related to these patches, but:
>>> SUPPORT.md of 4.10 seems to have some entries different to 4.11. Do we
>>> want to change those? This might result in a more readable table.
>>> e.g.:
>>> 4.10: ### x86/PVH guest
>>>          Status: Supported
>>> 4.11: ### x86/PVH
>>>          Status, domU: Supported
>>>          Status, dom0: Experimental
>> Indeed.  I noticed this when I was backporting my reformatting.
>> I considered changing this but I think TBH that this slight deviation
>> in naming is going to occur occasionally.
> The resulting table is rather hard to read, don't you think?
> Especially the supported guest types are difficult to compare between
> 4.10 and 4.11.

Right, so there are four options:

1. Never rename / reorganize SUPPORT.md categories
2. Backport all renames / reorganizations to all supported versions
3. Introduce some sort of “mapping” of options so that the table generator can 
correctly construct rows
4. Tolerate duplicate rows for renamed / reorganized features

I was initially opposed to #2, but I think the idea is growing on me.  It does 
mean SUPPORT.md may end up being reorganized or renamed in point releases, 
however.  It’s a bit hard for me to tell how disruptive that would be.

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