Declined Feature Requests

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Out-of-scope feature suggestions that are not on the Whonix development roadmap.


Declined feature requests are out-of-scope feature suggestions that are not on the Whonix development roadmap.

This wiki chapter relates to feature requests that have been declined by developers. There are several reasons for a request to be declined; in general, an impartial assessment determines it is incompatible with either the current project priorities, goals and/or policies. The Community Feedback wiki entry provides additional context and factors influencing decision-making:

  • the number of existing, competing priorities and challenges to realize ambitious roadmap goals
  • an existing backlog of unresolved, unaddressed bugs and feature requests
  • limited development (human) resources
  • existing developer priorities
  • the time-intensiveness or complexity of proposed feature requests

In simple terms, declined feature requests are not on the Whonix roadmap and are unlikely to be considered in the future. This also means any voluntary contributions would be refused and Premium Support is unavailable for possible implementation.

Whonix community members should not be discouraged if a feature suggestion is declined. The Whonix project will always remain highly receptive to genuine feedback and suggested improvements from users. For around a decade Whonix has prospered from community input and every suggestion will continue to be noted and carefully considered.

List of Declined Feature Requests[edit]

This is not a comprehensive list.

  • Unsupported host operating system: Some versions of Debian.
    • Generic definition: Debian old-stable versions are unsupported as soon as Whonix was released for the current Debian stable version and Whonix Support Schedule for the Debian old-stable version has been expired.
    • Current main specific definition: Using Debian host operating systems (or its derivatives such as Kicksecure) based on Debian version lower than 12 (bookworm) are unsupported.
    • Current alternative specific definition: In other words, the minimum and recommended Debian version is 12 (bookworm).
  • Miscellaneous unsupported platform support:
  • Downloads options:
  • Unlisted list entries: If a Whonix forum admin links to this wiki page, then this means the feature request is also declined but hasn't been added to this list here yet.

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