[Pkg-haskell-maintainers] Bug#724636: Could you please keep us posted on pandoc 1.12?

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Thu Dec 19 15:36:26 UTC 2013

Quoting Joachim Breitner (2013-12-19 15:44:25)
> Am Donnerstag, den 19.12.2013, 15:28 +0100 schrieb Jonas Smedegaard:
> > Newer upstream release has improvements related to this, but 
> > unfortunately [...] some Javascript code remains, and also the 
> > dropped [code] is then instead fetched at runtime which arguably 
> > don't pass the "lonely island" test.
> > 
> > As I see it, the proper solution is therefore to a) package all 
> > needed Javascript code as independent libjs-* packages and b) work 
> > with upstream on favoring local code (if available) over online CDN 
> > fetching.
> > 
> > Alternatively - but IMO too crude - would be to package the newer 
> > upstream release, with remaining Javascript code stripped, and 
> > adding a README.Debian note that corresponding output formats are 
> > broken.
> another crude work-around is to ship the source (which you manually 
> verify to be the source for the minified JS) in debian.tar.gz. I’ve 
> done that with jquery in hoogle, see the note in its copyright file.

Ah, yes.  Good idea!

That is IMO an _elegant_ short-term workaround: Doable as simple Debian 
packaging update to address the current RC bug about lack of source.

@Joachim: If you could find time for doing that, I'd much appreciate it.

Upgrading to newer upstream Pandoc release is less urgent for Haskell in 
general, right?  It is still high on my TODO list, I just still work on 
uwsgi package that I want done first. (to me xmas means time to hack, 
not time away from hacking, so there is hope...)

> > I believe some of above should be possible to help with even without 
> > understanding to code or the packaging, e.g. discussing this with 
> > upstream author - if he haven't already heard it now, as I think he's 
> > tracking these bugreports :-)
> Right, that would be my next question: Is there a bug for these issues 
> somewhere? I can’t finde on on https://github.com/jgm/pandoc/issues, 
> but that list is large and difficult to search.

Nope, I have only formulated it here AFAIR.

@John - are you listening here?

 - Jonas

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