On Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 08:53:40PM +0200, Paul Gevers wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> [I am aware that this has probably been discussed before, but I fail to
> find the right discussion in the archive. Please point me to it if you
> know where it is.]
> 
> I am currently preparing for a new major upstream version of my package
> cacti (which I hope will be able to meet the stretch freeze). Upstream
> has already for a long time been using jquery, and I have been able to
> use the Debian package as my dependency. The next major version "needs
> to avoid jQueryUI 1.2 as it's currently a hot stinking mess."┬╣

Note that jQueryUI and jQuery are not the same thing.

> AFAIUI due to the nature of how the javascript eco-system works, it is
> not trivial to "follow" newer versions. Could you please let me know
> what the roadmap┬▓ of the javascript maintainer team is for the jquery
> package and to jquery related packages. I see there is a 3.0 version in
> experimental, but it is unclear to the outside world (and to me) when
> that will migrate to unstable. Should I instead prepare for a
> convenience copy of jquery (and related scripts), which I would really
> hate to do?

My plan is to have jQuery 3.x in stretch. Didn't do it yet because
ENOTIME. So I guess I will just upload the version in experimental --
which according to upstream, is backwards-compatible wrt 1.x, except
support for IE8 and earlier -- to unstable, soon.

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