Deprecation/Removal: Deployment of Blockstore as an independent service

Hi all.

We plan to remove the ability to operate Blockstore as an independently-deployable application (IDA, a.k.a. micro-service).

Blockstore will continue to be actively maintained as an installable Python package, and will continue to be available to CMS code in edx-platform.

For more info, please read and feel free to express any questions/comments/concerns on:

The proposed deadline for comments before acceptance is 2023-11-10. Once the ticket is accepted, removal can happen at any time.