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Bug#756734: ITP: python-xstatic-jquery -- jquery XStatic support

On 2014-08-02 15:00:46 +0800 (+0800), Thomas Goirand wrote:
> seeing how it seems to work, it's looking like having the xstatic
> packages is the only way so that Horizon knows where to search for
> the .js files.

After talking with David Lyle a bit in #openstack-horizon yesterday,
I agree. It seems that xstatic provides some standardized glue to
tell Django where to find JS libraries, so this probably is the
sanest way to integrate them even distro-side.

In the case of JS libs which are heavily co-mingled with other
software upstream, probably the cleanest solution is to convince the
authors to separate those libs out and distribute them isolated from
the larger bundle... otherwise you're looking at either forking your
own stripped-down source package, or carrying lots of dead code in
the source package which won't end up in the binary package (and the
latter could lead to conflicts in the future when someone else comes
along who actually wants to package the software which is shipping
with that library).

Anyway, apologies for the detour and thanks for the ongoing
packaging effort--that hard work doesn't go unnoticed!
Jeremy Stanley

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