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Bug#860396: ITP: mozjs38 -- SpiderMonkey JavaScript library




Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
X-Debbugs-CC: debian-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Owner: jbicha@xxxxxxxxxx

Package Name: mozjs38
Version: 38.2.1~rc0
Upstream Author : Mozilla
URL: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Projects/SpiderMonkey/Releases/38
License : MPL-2.0, mostly
Programming Lang: C++
Description: SpiderMonkey JavaScript library
 SpiderMonkey is the code-name for Mozilla Firefox's C++ implementation of
 JavaScript. It is intended to be embedded in other applications
 that provide host environments for JavaScript.

Other Info
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I am a Debian Maintainer and I have packaged this for the pkg-gnome
team. The packaging is derived from the mozjs24 package. Packaging is
at
https://anonscm.debian.org/git/pkg-gnome/mozjs38.git/

mozjs38 is required for GNOME 3.24 (particularly gjs and gnome-shell)

The gjs developer intends to port gjs to mozjs45 and maybe mozjs52
(the current version) for GNOME 3.26 later this year.

Besides GNOME, there are 3 Debian packages that use mozjs24 (edbrowse
and Cinnamon with its gjs fork, cjs). Both upstreams are working on
porting to mozjs38 now.

Thanks,
Jeremy Bicha