[Pkg-javascript-devel] Should Debian be shipping node-promise?

Ben Finney bignose at debian.org
Fri Feb 9 09:55:45 UTC 2018

Pirate Praveen <praveen at onenetbeyond.org> writes:

> On വെള്ളി 09 ഫെബ്രുവരി 2018 01:07 വൈകു, Chris Lamb wrote:

> > FYI upstream don't seem to think we should be building node-promise
> > from source:
> Almost all nodejs developers want everyone to use only npm provided
> packages. It is futile to argue with them (I have such discussions
> often).

Thank you for persisting in these discussions with upstream developers.
I think it's worthwhile continuing to explain our reasons to them, even
when some people prove to be unreceptive.

The public record of discussions on this subject, with our reasons
plainly and politely expressed, are then available to observers of the
projects, and will show that “no-one else should build from source” has
plenty of reasonable argument against.

For that reason, it is IMO worth arguing – politely and reasonably – to
attempt to convince each project.

> We should be prepared to maintain patches ourselves.

That's also true :-/

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