I've been using Feature to provision changes between my DEV, STAGING and LIVE sites.
What I'm finding is when I make a field redundant on a node type on my DEV site, features does not automatically delete is on my STAGING site.
For example: I originally had a field called Key Contact in my Basic Page node type. I created a feature which I uploaded to my STAGING site, the Key Contact field was created and it worked fine.
However, that same field is now redundant. I have deleted it on my DEV site. I re-created the Feature and uploaded to my STAGING site.
The problem is the Key Contact field still exists on the STAGING version of my website.
Can anyone give me some direction to get Features to not just create new fields but remove fields I have deleted on DEV - so I don't have to delete a lot of fields manually on both STAGING and eventually the LIVE site?