[openstack-dev] [Horizon] the future of angularjs development in Horizon
zigo at debian.org
Fri Nov 21 08:59:16 UTC 2014
On 11/21/2014 01:51 PM, Richard Jones wrote:
> On 21 November 2014 16:12, Thomas Goirand <zigo at debian.org
> <mailto:zigo at debian.org>> wrote:
> On 11/21/2014 10:52 AM, Richard Jones wrote:
> > On 11/18/2014 04:22 PM, Radomir Dopieralski wrote:
> > > If we use Bower, we don't need to use Xstatic. It would be pure
> > > overhead. Bower already takes care of tracking releases and versions,
> > > and of bundling the files. All we need is a simple line in the
> > > settings.py telling Django where it puts all the files -- we don't
> > > really need Xstatic just for that. The packagers can then take those
> > > Bower packages and turn them into system packages, and just add/change
> > > the paths in settings.py to where they put the files. All in one
> > > place.
> > The issue is that there's often not just a single path, but a full
> > directory structure to address. That is easily managed with a Debian
> > xstatic package, not sure how it would be with Bower.
> > I'm not sure what the difference is (unless it's just related to the
> > Debian-specific historical issue you raise below). xstatic and bower are
> > remarkably similar a directory to be packaged and some meta-data
> > describing it.
> Let me explain again then.
> Let's say there's python-xstatic-foo, and libjs-foo in Debian. If the
> directory structure of libjs-foo is very different from xstatic-foo, I
> can address that issue with symlinks within the xstatic package. Just
> changing the BASE_DIR may not be enough, as libjs-foo may have files
> organized in a very different way than in the upstream package for foo.
> OK, so python-xstatic-foo can depend on libjs-foo and just symlink, fair
> enough. I'm still not sure what makes bower unique in this respect,
I was under the impression that I wouldn't be able to do the same
symlink thing with Bower. If I am, then great!
> although it'd be nice to avoid creating additional packages just to
> symlink things around for bower, which I think is what you're getting at.
Just to make sure: we're not moving away from the current already
existing xstatic packages are we?
Also, yes, if I can avoid to have a bower package, that'd be great. But
not sure how. It worked with the XStatic packages, and my main concern
about switching to bower is exactly that: how is it going to work
compared to XStatic stuff.
> > Again; bower is not npm! Jasmine is a command-line program which is
> > packaged by npm. Bower packages bundles of stuff that are included in
> > web applications. bower itself, a command-line tool, is packaged by npm,
> > but itself manages other packages which are not command-line things, but
> > for web applications to use.
> Sure. But how do I download a bower package then?
> I'm not sure I understand the meaning behind this question. "bower
> install angular" downloads a bower package called "angular".
Isn't there is a simple URL that I may use with wget? I don't really
want to use bower directly, I just would like to have a look to the
content of the bower package.
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