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Re: [Pkg-javascript-devel] Bug#877212: node-d3-color: B-D npm not available in testing

Hello Pirate,

On Tue, Oct 03 2017, Pirate Praveen wrote:

> Alternatively, those who care enough about the issue can help get
> these tools into main. I have been doing just that over the last years
> (grunt, gulp, babel, jison, webpack to name a few, each with 100s of
> dependencies) so many of the packages currently in main could go
> there.  Since the tools are just so many and the people packaging them
> are handful, it will take quite a while for all these tools to be in
> main and I'm going to continue using contrib for these packages until
> that time.
> You can also check the record of people who are most vocal over the
> issue (not just in this thread, but in earlier discussions about
> handlebars/dfsg/browserify) and compare who is helping fix the issue
> and who is just talking.

This is not a fair response.

If your work involved fixing bugs in software that is already in the
archive, you could quite fairly call others out for demanding changes,
but not being willing to put in the effort.

In this case, others are objecting to you /adding/ something new to the
archive, where this requires (what is in the view of some) a misuse of

You're right to point out that the decision as to whether it was a
misuse was the ftp-master's.

Sean Whitton

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