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From Jan Lehnardt <>
Subject Re: Futon.Next Proof of Concept
Date Thu, 01 Nov 2012 18:42:45 GMT

On Nov 1, 2012, at 19:40 , Benoit Chesneau <> wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 7:34 PM, Simon Metson <> wrote:
>> HI
>> On Thursday, 1 November 2012 at 18:32, Benoit Chesneau wrote:
>>> Just to clarify. for what does grunt actually it would be pretty easy to
>>> handle the same in any language.
>> Indeed, but those tools don't exist _today_. We could write them and then
>> work on futon or we could just work on futon. I prefer the latter.
> Do you need today to minify or concatenate files ? :) What will be the
> other use of grunt? Also not saying that gruntjs at the end wouldn't be the
> only solution to use. But I think it's really important to make sure it
> won't increase too much the toolchain when it will be time to release it.
>>> My main concern today is the status of
>>> nodejs in distrributions. For example latest ubuntu has the 0.6.19 where
>>> the last versio is 0.8.14. Which can be problematic when we include it in
>>> our toolchain.
>> I'm using node 0.8.1 with grunt quite happily.
> well I meant what is available with ubuntu. I will check but I had to
> install it by hand last time (or some can use a ppa I guess).

Good point Benoit.

We can decide to ship the compiled version until it is less of a pain,
and then we can switch to making it a build dependency. Trade-offs and

Either way though, don’t let this be in anyone’s way working on Futon.


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