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

Radomir Dopieralski openstack at sheep.art.pl
Wed Jan 21 08:28:02 UTC 2015

On 21/01/15 09:21, david.comay at oracle.com wrote:
>> As for our work and updates, using system-wide packages is an excellent
>> solution in this regard, as we get maintenance and updates for free. For
>> instance, if there is a security issue in one of the JavaScript
>> libraries, we don't need to patch Horizon -- the patch that is prepared
>> for that specific library and applied system-wide is sufficient.
> But for distributions that package Horizon itself, don't they
> effectively need to patch Horizon? Namely, don't they need to install
> on their build systems fixed JavaScript distribution packages to
> address the security issue and then they need to rebuild Horizon itself
> even if there are no Horizon source code changes.
> From a Horizon end-user perspective who relies on the distribution's
> packages to get Horizon, they'll get the security fix but it seems
> distributors will still need to rebuild and deliver Horizon for every
> upstream JavaScript fix whether the files come from XStatic, Bower, or
> some other method.

No, why would they? They don't copy the static files into the Horizon's
package. That's the whole point, Horizon only has paths to them. The
files themselves are provided by the system-wide packages.

Radomir Dopieralski

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