Difficult to judge wether a module is old
and therefore should be removed.
Some people just get panic reading something like "last release 1998" , but it could be well written software which does not need any maintance, updates or whatever. The newest ist best!
results quite often in usenet messages like "Is (n)vi abandoned?" which I view as a rather funny message. And, shame on me, I regularly use, as a part of my toolbelt, the unix command "diff" and don't even know wether its regularly updated, maintened or whatever.
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