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Re: Minified javascript files



Hi there!

On Fri, 17 Aug 2012 10:53:09 +0200, Bernd Zeimetz wrote:
> On 08/17/2012 09:39 AM, Jakub Wilk wrote:
>> * Vincent Bernat <bernat@debian.org>, 2012-08-16, 19:24:
>>> 3. Repacking the original tarball just to remove those files is extra 
>>> work.
>> 
>> Part of the problem is that we lack good tools to do this extra work for
>> us. Really, repacking shouldn't be a tedious operation, it shouldn't
>> take more than 5 seconds, it shouldn't require writing two dozens lines
>> of code and documentation. :(
>
> But it usually does and also results in a source tarball which is
> missing essential pieces of the software, so people who download it for
> non-Debian usage will fail to run the shipped source just because we
> removed an otherwise free piece of software.

I fully agree with Bernd here: if what we want to remove is under a free
license, then I would not repack the original tarball simply because we
do not use it.

Thx, bye,
Gismo / Luca

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