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Bug#677574: [Pkg-javascript-devel] Bug#677574: transition: libv8

[dropping cc - we should all be following bugreport by now]

On 12-06-17 at 01:22pm, Jérémy Lal wrote:
> On 17/06/2012 12:52, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> > On 12-06-17 at 12:06pm, Jérémy Lal wrote:
> >> according to [1] we have "After Sunday the 20th of May, any new 
> >> transitions are likely not to be processed until after the 
> >> release."
> >>
> >> So that transition is way too late, and the result is that libv8 
> >> 3.10.8 should be uploaded to experimental instead.
> >>
> >> Closing this bug.
> > 
> > Whoa - would you mind reconsidering that?
> > 
> > unlikely != impossible
> > 
> > ...and this transition seems a pretty lightweight one to me: three 
> > packages (with no other packages depending on them) needing a simple 
> > rebuild, and one package not even in testing at all at the moment 
> > and also cauising no other "ripples" as I can see, which needs minor 
> > work.
> > 
> > Why give up without even trying?
> Cons:
> * one month too late
> * chromium isn't even using libv8 nor libv8-i18n
> * nodejs won't be in wheezy
> * current libv8 seems good enough for drizzle and osmium

I disagree that it is too late.  We were only told it is less likely to 
be approved the later we request it.

If Chromium don't use libv8 it is not a Con but a pro (if having any 
weight here at all): It merely simplifies the transition!

Nodejs not getting into Wheezy is similarly a pro if anything: 
simplifies transition!

> Pros:
> * libv8 3.10.8 won't require transition for each patch-level fix,
>   and that is something really good from a security-team P.O.V.
> * i spent a hell of a lot of time to make sure it runs on mipsel
> * and as a bonus it runs on kfreebsd-*
> More cons that pros, still if someone (a DD, of course) want
> to make that transition *today* i'll be happy to do my part of the
> job (i.e. upload nodejs compatible with libv8-3.10.8).

So as a pro you argue that it enables more architectures and relieves 
security team in the future, and as a con you argue that it is good 
enough as-is.

I disagree with your judgement.

...but I consider my role in our team to be helping you out, so I won't 
go against you and push this without you agreeing.

 - Jonas

 * Jonas Smedegaard - idealist & Internet-arkitekt
 * Tlf.: +45 40843136  Website: http://dr.jones.dk/

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