Debian Bug report logs - #701964
RFP: python-v8 -- python interface for the v8 javascript engine

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: Joost Yervante Damad <joost@damad.be>

Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2013 08:45:01 UTC

Severity: wishlist

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From: Joost Yervante Damad <joost@damad.be>
To: submit@bugs.debian.org
Subject: RFP: python-v8 -- python interface for the v8 javascript engine
Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2013 09:51:01 +0100
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
X-Debbugs-CC: debian-devel@lists.debian.org

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   Package name: python-v8
        Version: 1.0-preview-r446
Upstream Author: Xiaohai Lu <flier.lu@gmail.com>
            URL: http://code.google.com/p/pyv8/
        License: APL2.0
    Description: python interface for the v8 javascript engine



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From: Markus Wanner <markus@bluegap.ch>
To: Joost Yervante Damad <joost@damad.be>, 701964@bugs.debian.org
Cc: debian-devel@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#701964: RFP: python-v8 -- python interface for the v8 javascript engine
Date: Sun, 03 Mar 2013 20:27:23 +0100
Joost,

On 03/01/2013 09:51 AM, Joost Yervante Damad wrote:
>    Package name: python-v8
>         Version: 1.0-preview-r446
> Upstream Author: Xiaohai Lu <flier.lu@gmail.com>
>             URL: http://code.google.com/p/pyv8/
>         License: APL2.0
>     Description: python interface for the v8 javascript engine

I took a quick look. Using the plain setup.py distutils based build
script, a build automatically checks out v8 and gpy (via svn).

Both of these are packaged for Debian already. From a manageability and
security standpoint, it's not feasible for python-v8 to "include" v8 (or
gpy), but it should rely on libv8 as provided by Debian.

That, however, doesn't seem feasible because pyv8 interfaces with
v8::internal, a namespace that's not (or not completely) exposed by
libv8 - for good reasons, as its name suggests.

Thus, I'd currently argue that the upstream package isn't up to Debian
standards. I considered, but decided against (trying to) package this
piece of software. However, I'm a) not a DD and b) maybe others find a
way to make libv8 work with python-v8.

Regards

Markus Wanner



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