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Deprecation of DBFile and Utils/

Marek Szuba requested to merge ENSCORESW-3089 into master

Created by: tgrego


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Using one or more sentences, describe in detail the proposed changes.

This ticket is to resolve ENSCORESW-3089

According to ENSREGULATION-280, the following core modules can be removed: Bio/EnsEMBL/DBFile/ Bio/EnsEMBL/DBFile/ Bio/EnsEMBL/Utils/

This PR deprecates those modules for removal on Ensembl Release 100.

Use case

Describe the problem. Please provide an example representing the motivation behind the need for having these changes in place.


If applicable, describe the advantages the changes will have. Slimmer API. There were no tests for this code, which means improved coverage.

Possible Drawbacks

If applicable, describe any possible undesirable consequence of the changes. Nobody should be using this anymore, so no drawbacks.


Have you added/modified unit tests to test the changes? No

If so, do the tests pass/fail?

Have you run the entire test suite and no regression was detected? Yes

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