The VI Package Repository Manager allows you to deprecate packages. This feature is available from the VI Package Repository Manager Package >> Deprecate menu item. Its also available from the right-click menu when selecting one or more packages in the repository manager package list.
You can visually tell if a package is deprecated because it contains an overlay with the letter D in the package list.
The following are reasons why we might want to deprecate a package:
A new, better package exists (with a different name) and has same functionality. Its also better in other ways (more powerful, better, performance, better security, more features, etc.).
The package contains features with design flaws.
The package is no longer useful.
The package doesn't work in newer versions of LabVIEW.
The package was renamed -- deprecate the older version with the old name.
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