[Pkg-roundcube-maintainers] Bug#785333: broken contextmenu due to jquery

Kurt Fitzner kurt at va1der.ca
Thu Jun 4 01:56:05 UTC 2015

On 03/06/2015 9:20 PM, Holger Levsen wrote:
> minified javascript is (clearly) not the "prefered form of modification",
Wow.  Just wow.  Un-pretty-printing a script makes it a binary.  That's
a whole new level of, I'll call it dedication, to the letter of the
law.  I applaud the committee that came up with that little gem.
>   Full stop. cheers, Holger 
Ok, roger out, deep breath, I'm mostly calm now.  So this bug is
lingering because of how "difficult" a build process the minification of
javascript is?  Honestly?  I'm being punked, right?

Ok, well, here are a few solutions:
1) Ship the unminified "source" (I can't believe I'm catering to this
"minified" javascript isn't source madness... calm.... calm) in a source
2) Don't minify jquery for RoundCube.  It's client-side JavaScript, so
it doesn't give a performance hit for the server.  The performance hit
scales across every client.  It's like crowd-sourcing the solution to
Debian's madness. <perspective>The extra few timer ticks of computing
time that running the unminified script will cost every computer that
will ever run it put together will be less than the computing time
already consumed by us talking about it.</perspective>
3) Do both.  Except without the "source" package.  Simply ship the
actual unminified version right alongside the minified version in RC's
packages.  You can even make it an install-time decision whether to soft
link in the minified or unminified version.  Not even Stallman's Beard
Trolls could find fault with this approach.

The problem that lead me to this bug was with a RoundCube plugin.  When
I figured out it was a jquery issue due to the linked in system version
having replaced the shipped version, the response from the author was
"oh ya.... Debian".  How about we just the the right thing™ and fix the
issue by shipping RoundCube the way its authors of it intended.  And by
that I mean functional.

The last step (and I pray to Ian, Debby, Turing and the Great Stallman's
Beard together that everyone who reads this bug report in perpetuity
does this) is to send a total nastygram to the non-ovo-lacto-GPL-vegans
who are coming up with rules that have long left "out of touch" in the
rearview mirror.  This level of anal retentitude does nobody any good.


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