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Bug#614907: [Pkg-javascript-devel] Node.js and it's future in debian

On Sun, May 06, 2012 at 09:49:11PM +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> On 12-05-06 at 10:22am, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > On Sat, May 05, 2012 at 03:07:27AM +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> > > We have until now maintained Nodejs only in unstable because 
> > > requests to rename axnode was met with either silence or refusal 
> > > with the reasoning that axnode was more widely used in Debian than 
> > > Nodejs.

> > > Obviously Nodejs is not widely used in Debian when initially 
> > > packaged.  So I've simply waited until it was really sensible to 
> > > make such comparison of popularity among the users of Debian.  Which 
> > > seems to be the case now - even if still impaired by Nodejs only 
> > > offered to our users of unstable and experimental Debian.

> > I find this response from you *very* disappointing.  It implies that 
> > you knew that you had a responsibility to rename the Nodejs binary 
> > according to Policy, but that rather than acting in a timely manner to 
> > persuade upstream of the importance of renaming, you decided to wait 
> > until momentum was on your side so that you could have an outcome in 
> > your favor.

> No, that is not what it means.  You are reading timings into it that I 
> did not write there, and you are reading those timings wrong!

Ok, sorry for the misunderstanding.  That certainly is what I took from your
statement that you were waiting until it was "sensible" to compare
popularity, but it seems I misunderstood.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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