[openstack-dev] [Horizon] Less compiler dependency

Jaromir Coufal jcoufal at redhat.com
Mon Dec 9 11:47:50 UTC 2013

Hey all Horizoners,

This is last time I am trying to bring this concern up (well at least 
last time for a while :)). But...

Watching latest progress with updating Bootstrap to v3 and dealing with 
compiling issues, I am more and more concerned about dependency on 
lesscpy. Currently the library supports only some features of less. It 
is very small and very young project, containing one or two maintainers. 
We are already waiting couple of months so that we can update to 
Bootstrap 3 because of this dependency. And all of these problems will 
not disappear once we update Bootstrap. Because the library will support 
certain use cases but when Horizon will grow we will use more advanced 
features which the library will not have covered. And we will be blocked 
by the same issue over and over again.

So I would like to ask everybody, if we can reconsider this dependency 
and find some other alternative. I know we moved from nodejs, because it 
is packaging nightmare. But honestly, better to invest more into 
packaging than being blocked months waiting for features we need to get 
in. If we find some alternative for both, it is win for us. But current 
situation is making me nervous.

-- Jarda
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