[Pkg-javascript-devel] Is anyone maintaining (the ham radio tool) node?

Jonathan Nieder jrnieder at gmail.com
Mon Nov 7 05:53:26 UTC 2011

(+cc: nodejs at packages.debian.org.  Sorry for the noise.)
Jonathan Nieder wrote:
> Patrick Ouellette wrote:

>> You claim to not use either package, but yet you advocate for the node.js
>> package to keep the executable name "node" - this is strange to me.
> Sorry, I must have been unclear.

A few more words of clarification:

It might seems strange that someone using neither package cares about
these bugs.  So here is why I care:

 1. I use Debian.  I do not want it to be broken (one aspect of "broken"
    is the same command having different effects depending on which
    package is installed).  My experience is that for better or worse, if
    the project can't fix a bug like this one, new maintainers of other
    packages in similar situations will take it as an example and
    introduce even more breakage.

 2. Ham radio projects seem neat to me.  Lots of nice people,
    including John Goerzen, are ham radio operators.  It would be nice
    to make sure Debian continues to make their lives pleasant and
    makes my life pleasant if I ever acquire the appropriate hardware.

 3. node.js seems neat to me.  Lots of nice people including Jonas
    Smedegaard use it to program.  I imagine that at some point in the
    future, even if I never start to use the language myself, I might
    find myself running programs using it (like has happened to me
    with ruby already).

I hope you care some small amount about packages you don't currently use,
too. :)

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