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

Martin Geisler martin at geisler.net
Thu Jan 22 10:27:50 UTC 2015

Matthias Runge <mrunge at redhat.com> writes:

> On 22/01/15 09:48, Radomir Dopieralski wrote:
>> All of the XStatic packages had to be packaged for the respective
>> distributions in order to package Horizon. That was a lot of work, but
>> it has been done my the packagers of the distributions. As far as I
>> understand, most of those XStatic packages are just dummies, pointing to
>> the actual system-wide JavaScript packages -- XStatic has such a
>> capability. So while we are indeed maintaining some of the XStatic
>> packages for our own convenience, the packages that contain actual code
>> in the distributions are maintained by those distributions' packagers.
> Yupp,
> poniting to system packages is something, which makes the XStatic
> approach way more acceptable.

Maybe this is a dumb question, but if there already is a system package
for, say, Angular, why is the XStatic packge needed then? Could the
system package for Horizon not just point directly to where the Angular
package has put its files?

Martin Geisler

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