Re: "Browserified" stuff
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On Mon, Oct 10, 2016 at 03:08:17PM +0200, Martín Ferrari wrote:
> Prometheus being in contrib basically means the work I have done for the
> past year is worthless, as users could as well just grab unofficial
> packages from other places. I am not saying this to justify the mess
> with handlebars, I want to find a solution, but putting this in contrib
> or non-free is not an option for me.
So the decision is that this code in its current form does not belong in main.
If I understand your position correctly, you do not dispute this, but you seem
to advocate that it should be allowed in main anyway, to avoid demoralizing the
developers (in particular, yourself)?
While I understand that sentiment, that is not how Debian works. And not
working that way means that Debian is of higher quality. While it may be
uncomfortable to tell people they need to work on their package to keep it in
main, doing so means that the packages in main will follow our guidelines as
much as possible.
If things don't belong in main, there's a reason for it. If a packager wants
to get their package into main, the solution is to fix the problem that's
preventing it from being there. In this case, that's a non-packaged build
So now that the discussion about whether "browserified" files are source has
been settled (they aren't), I see these options:
1. Package the tools that are required for building from source.
2. Accept that the package moves out of main.
3. Fight that decision (with a GR).
If none of these sound good to you, what else do you suggest?
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