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

Le samedi 12 juillet 2014 à 12:03 +0100, Steve McIntyre a écrit :
> 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...

Can you give reference(s) to that consensus ?
Can you be more specific about the way small packages "hit" users ?
(numbers, please).


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