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

Richard Jones r1chardj0n3s at gmail.com
Tue Jan 20 20:57:11 UTC 2015

On Wed Jan 21 2015 at 7:00:12 AM Matthew Farina <matt at mattfarina.com> wrote:

> Radomir, maybe you can help me better understand where this would go. I
> have a few questions.
> First, can you point me to a time when horizon used system packages
> successfully for JavaScript libraries? When I looked through the Debian and
> Ubuntu packages I couldn't find the libraries horizon is using. I'm curious
> to see this in action.

I'm not a user of these packaging systems, but I found this, which I
believe shows the javascript system packages used:


> Front-end systems almost never use system packagers like this. Can you
> point me to applications like horizon that use system packages this way? If
> Horizon is going to go it virtually alone in this space, what will that
> mean for our level of work and ability to have updates?

Horizon is not a typical web front end system, it's part of OpenStack, and
thus has to abide by OpenStack packaging conventions. Those dictate that we
must have Horizon packaged by system packagers for deployment.

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