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Bug#840295: Requesting RC exception for stretch for browserified javascript

Hi Pirate,

On 10/10/16 11:57, Pirate Praveen wrote:
> package: release.debian.org
> Dear Release Team,
> As discussed with FTP masters[1], I'd like to request an RC exception
> for browserified javascript packages already in the archive.

Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I haven't seen any replies to the questions
you've got. I'm not sure what I'll think when you do that, but at the moment
this is a nack from me. Packages can still go into contrib if the build tools
can't get ready in time for the release, and then for buster (stretch+1) they
could move to main.

Another question is what build tools are we missing at this point? I have seen
some mentioned in the tech-ctte thread. Mostly grunt, which is ITP #673727. The
main problem there seems to be that jshint is non-free, but it seems[1] that it
can be made optional. Is that not the case? Are there other blockers, aside from
packaging the rdeps[2]? It'd be good to know what we are missing to get these
javascript packages buildable in main, and what is blocking those from entering
the archive.


[1] https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=673727#56
[2] https://wiki.debian.org/Javascript/Nodejs/Tasks/grunt

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