Future changes (currently deprecated functionality)

This page lists all functionalities that are currently deprecated, features that have been removed in past minor releases, and any other backward incompatible changes that are planned or have been removed in past minor releases. The objective is to give users a clear rationale why a certain change has been made, and what alternatives (if any) should be used instead.

These changes are sorted (in their respective sections) in a reverse chronological order.

For Developers


Downloader’s shared libraries

Deprecated since version 3.2.0.

Shared libraries have been deprecated in favor of pip-installable libraries. Shared libraries do not provide any functionality that can’t already be achieved with pip requirements and as such don’t provide much value in return for the added complexity.

Known issues, especially those related to hot-reload, were not handled automatically for shared libraries, same as they are not handled for the libraries installed through pip.