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Re: Node.js and it's future in debian

On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 7:40 PM, Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> wrote:
> The first part I shouldn't have said, since it's really a distraction.
> I'm sorry about that.
> For the second, that's what the documentation of the binary says, as
> previously posted to this thread.  Is that not the case?
> Relative numbers really isn't the point, and I'm sorry I distracted us all
> with that.  The point is that the node documentation says that it's meant
> to be run via inetd, and that's a fairly easy thing to update in a
> postinst in a transitional package and be done with it.  The popularity
> question is whether Node.js is widely-enough used to warrant the effort,
> and I'm fairly sure that's the case based on discussion in Communications
> of the ACM articles, professional discussions with colleagues, etc.  Not
> to mention that the popcon count for the nodejs package is getting fairly
> strong (stronger than nearly all the packages I maintain, that's for
> sure).
> That certainly isn't true any more.  nodejs now has almost ten times as
> many users reporting in popcon as node.

I can add that I think there are plenty of people who have been forced
to install nodejs from source onto stable systems due to the lack of
packages (I had to do that myself for a project recently)

Carl Fürstenberg

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