Should developers be deleting the other outstanding references?
For now yes, I sent an email to move the discussion on the mailing here
What about stability? From a developer PoV of course build speed is relevant but avoiding flaky build failures is perhaps even more important.
This is a valid concern and we could definitely bring back somehow this service if there is a need for it.
I am clausing this ticket for now but we may re-open it if necessary.