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Re: [Pkg-javascript-devel] Bug#877212: node-d3-color: B-D npm not available in testing

On ഞായര്‍ 01 ഒക്ടോബര്‍ 2017 01:21 രാവിലെ, Sean Whitton wrote:
> Hello,
> On Sat, Sep 30 2017, Christian Seiler wrote:
>> Ack. Wouldn't it be preferable to just include a copy of the prebuilt
>> node-d3-color "binary" alongside its actual source tarball and have
>> debian/rules just copy the prebuilt "binary" for now? That would
>> fulfill one of the widely accepted use cases for contrib (needs
>> something currently not in Debian to build, but is otherwise free
>> software - see e.g. the VirtualBox BIOS requiring a non-free compiler)
>> much closer than downloading stuff from the network.
> This does seem preferable to the current situation.

I just discovered a better way. I can use babel (which is on its way to
main, currently in NEW) instead of rollup and node-d3-color can go to main.

rollup has transpile+bundling features. In this case, we can replace the
transpile feature with babel. gitlab uses webpack anyway for bundling
(hence we don't need rollup for bundling in this case).

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