Re: "Browserified" stuff
On 14455 March 1977, Adam Borowski wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 08, 2016 at 10:45:08PM +0200, Joerg Jaspert wrote:
>> we had a discussion inside the FTP Team about the "browserified js"
>> issue. We understand that "browserified" refers to various changes to
>> the original source, from concatenating multiple (local and remotely
>> fetched) files together, arbitary transformations (down to something
>> akin to compilation), minifying and others. Not all "browserification"
>> may necessarily use all of those ways.
>> - We acknowledge that it appears to be a big task to provide a proper
>> "browserification" environment within Debian. Due to the freeze coming
>> up we would understand the Release Team granting an RC exception for
>> stretch for such non-sources already in main, with the condition that
>> this will not extend to another release.
> Could you please suggest some stick to ensure that the condition you mention
> is actually enforced? I've got an impression that once a RC exception is
> granted, it stays forever, renewed around every freeze.
First of they have to grant it. I have no idea if they do or not, not
having asked them at all.
Second - the enforcing will have to come from us ftpmasters - by
removing the packages at some point, if they don't get fixed.
> Another issue is, as mentioned in the TC discussion, the inability to fix
> any non-trivial security bugs in stable. I can't quite imagine the Security
> Team hunting for a specific old version of grunt and all of its extensive
> dependencies to rebuild the buggy package. Such state hits the definition
> of "contrib" exactly, why not actually use it for this purpose? Demotion of
> libjs-handlebars would require changing or demoting two more packages:
> prometheus and kcov, which would be a hassle but not the end of the world.
I would understand the security team to define them as "not supported
(unless the maintainer does all the work)", and yes, contrib is IMO the
way better place for them.
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