[TIP] Disable keyboard shortcuts in html coverage reports?
ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Tue Mar 4 18:28:35 PST 2014
Ned Batchelder <ned at nedbatchelder.com> writes:
> The right thing to do would be to contact the authors and get them to
> change their stance toward their own software. Once they did, then we
> could stop vendoring it.
Yes, that's what I've been advocating. Sorry if I communicated that
But along with that, we do need to deal with the current situation in
I'm very loath to defy Debian policy on bundled third-party code,
especially having worked with you (Ned) to address it correctly. So I'll
resist anything that regresses our stance on that.
A possible strategy:
* Ned, as a developer directly dependent on ‘jquery.hotkeys.js’, you
have IMO the strongest clout with the developers of that library.
Please communicate with them to understand how breaking backward
compatibility is undesirable without a clear migration path, and to
perhaps address this in a future release (and be more considerate of
dependent developers in future).
* Thomi, your assistance would be appreciated in figuring out what
change in ‘jquery.hotkeys.js’ has broken some assumption in Coverage.
* If the assumption can be mended to work with both version “0.8” and
version “0.8+” of that library, good. Coverage can be released in a
version that works with that library before and after the change.
* If not, and some larger change is required to work with version “0.8+”
of the library, then we can declare Coverage has a versioned
dependency on the library for particular versions of Coverage. Some
future release of the Debian package can thereby refuse to install
unless a compatible version of the library is available.
That's an explicit spelling-out of what is really rather routine issue
in management of library dependency.
It's common wisdom that releasing a new version of a library needs to
take care with existing code that uses previous versions of the library;
it's a shame that so many JS developers have yet to learn about this,
and appear oblivious of the cost of expecting people to be as cavalier
about new releases as they are.
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