2017-05-22 16:10 GMT+02:00 Pirate Praveen <prav...@onenetbeyond.org>:

> On തിങ്കള്‍ 22 മെയ് 2017 06:41 വൈകു, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> > ...for the _initial_ packaging work.
> >
> > We are package *maintainers*.
> If you have not realized, we are discussing about maintaining an
> existing package. I think you have also not realized the meaning of team
> maintained packages. The person who did the initial package need not be
> the maintainer of the packager for ever. When there is enough interest
> in the package, it will remain maintained else it gets removed.

I did the initial npm packaging. At that moment i was optimistic upstream
wouldn't add or change dependencies too much. I was wrong, npm is
constantly adding/removing modules through the months and years, requiring
a lot of maintainer work to keep up.
I think Jonas was pointing out that updating npm today won't actually solve
any issue regarding npm maintenance. Some company should fund that work.

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