[openstack-dev] [horizon] static files handling, bower/

Radomir Dopieralski openstack at sheep.art.pl
Mon Jan 19 08:45:30 UTC 2015

On 16/01/15 18:55, Matthew Farina wrote:
> Doug, there still is one open question. Distributing JavaScript
> libraries via system packages is unusual. Because of that, most of the
> JavaScript libraries used by horizon don't have existing packages. Who
> will create and maintain the packages for these JavaScript libraries for
> production? For example, most of the libraries aren't available as
> debian or ubuntu packages.

You are mistaken here. It's actually the other way around. Fedora and
Debian packagers used to do heroic work with previous releases to
unbundle the static files from Horizon and link to the system-wide
JavaScript libraries installed from packages, because their packaging
policies require that. The introduction of XStatic was supposed to
merely simplify and formalize that process, but now it turns out that it
is redundant, and we can cut a corner and save the packagers having to
create all those dummy XStatic shims.

Radomir Dopieralski

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