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From Jan Lehnardt <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Branch to switch from SpiderMonkey to Node.js
Date Thu, 31 Jan 2013 16:22:20 GMT

On Jan 31, 2013, at 17:20 , Benoit Chesneau <bchesneau@gmail.com> wrote:

>>> On IOS and Android there isn't any stable release of nodejs today which
>> can
>>> be problematic. It is easier with v8 now but this is another topic.
>> 
>> But we agree that this is out of scope for now?
>> 
> 
> 
> This is a policy we should define imo. Do we want to think to a
> cross-platform solution today (desktop, mobile & other) and if yes we have
> to make sure it works or will we have different solutions depending on the
> platform. We can also just ignore that part and let it for the future with
> the possibility to switch again. I have no strong opinion on that but that
> something that should be decided imo.

I’d say we make that policy once we have the code. I’m totally in favour.

Best
Jan
-- 


> 
> 
>> 
>>>>> Also the point is that nodejs isn't so widely deployed or already
>>>> insyaled
>>>>> that some say.
>>>> 
>>>> Yes, I get that. But I contest that premise. The only thing that matters
>>>> is whether Node is *available* on these systems.
>>>> 
>>> 
>>> Well not really. Some users have specific requirements for dependencies.
>>> For example lot of centos/rhel users can't install anything coming
>> outside
>>> legal repos.
>> 
>> Right, that’s why I am asking for a list of available node versions on
>> these
>> systems that we want to target with future versions of CouchDB.
>> 
>> +1
> 
>> 
>>> A
>>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> My requirements  for a first try are:
>>> 
>>> - sandboxing: no I/O accepted by default, no global variables, or
>> functions
>>> that leak content
>> 
>> Cool, thanks.
>> 
>>> - embed in our source code so we don't rely to external for that. and
>> don't
>>> ask to the user to check outside
>> 
>> I think this one is debatable, but possible with Node (as opposed to SM).
>> I’d file this for nice to have someday.
>> 
>> 
>> yes just a short list while yiou were speaking about it. we indeed need to
> have a concensus on that.


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