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Re: What can Debian do to provide complex applications to its users?

Raphael Hertzog, on lun. 19 févr. 2018 15:19:59 +0100, wrote:
> On Fri, 16 Feb 2018, Jonathan Carter (highvoltage) wrote:
> > > - we could relax our requirements and have a way to document the
> > >   limitations of those packages (wrt our usual policies)
> > 
> > Which requirements are you referring to? If it's relaxing the need for
> > source for minified javascript, then no thanks.
> Instead of requiring the source to be provided in the source package as a
> non-minified file, we could require the packager to document in
> debian/README.source where the upstream sources actually are.

But what if that upstream website goes down? We don't have the source
any more. Better at least keep a copy of the tarball.