Advance warnings about older versions of Wesnoth being retired?

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lea
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Advance warnings about older versions of Wesnoth being retired?

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Recently add-ons server for Wesnoth 1.10 was closed for uploads

I failed to find any advance warning for this event with search function built into Wesnoth's forums and scrolling through "Release Announcements, Compiling & Installation" forum topic

Where should I look for such warnings?
did I miss something obvious?..
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Re: Advance warnings about older versions of Wesnoth being retired?

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Historically Wesnoth's MP server and add-ons server instances supported the current stable release and the previous stable release (which would be 1.14 and 1.12 currently). The 1.10 instances were kept online past that however due to the older iOS app being based on 1.10. The older iOS app was formally deprecated at the beginning of June however, so as part of that the 1.10 MP and add-ons server instances were shut down at the start of July.

On the MP server instance this was noted in the MotD prior to it being shut off, though admittedly there was no announcement for the add-ons server.
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Re: Advance warnings about older versions of Wesnoth being retired?

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thanks for extended answer
Pentarctagon wrote:
July 25th, 2020, 7:39 am
...admittedly there was no announcement for the add-ons server.
should absence of announcement be expected for retirement of 1.12 and later add-ons servers?
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Re: Advance warnings about older versions of Wesnoth being retired?

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For 1.12 I'd expect their retirement would be mentioned in the 1.16.0 or 1.16.1 release announcement, since there won't be a reason to keep them alive beyond that like there was for the 1.10 instances.
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