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Re: Bug#754551: ITP: node-ms -- milliseconds conversion utility

On Sat, Jul 12, 2014 at 12:55:02PM +0200, Leo Iannacone wrote:
>On 12 July 2014 12:35, Steve McIntyre <steve@einval.com> wrote:
>> tack:~/debian/ms.js$ wc -l index.js
>> 111 index.js
>> Am I missing something, or is the working code in this package really
>> just 111 lines? Why isn't this bundled up into something more
>> reasonable in size for the packaging system?
>No, you're right. It is really small.
>But, after discussing this in JavaScript team we ended up that it is
>better have separated packages, instead of having a big
>"nodejs-common" (or whatever) package, in order to properly track
>upstream releases individually.

Right. Did you discuss that with ftpmaster or anybody else outside of
the javascript team? There's typically been a consensus against very
small packages containing just a single script or piece of code so
small that the packaging metadata is going to be as big as (or bigger
than!) the package contents. The packaging overhead hits every single
user of Debian...

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
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