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Re: Potential removal of unmaintained node-openzwave-shared

From: Maxim Cournoyer
Subject: Re: Potential removal of unmaintained node-openzwave-shared
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2023 14:07:48 -0400
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Jelle Licht <> writes:

> Hey guix,
> In getting `Node.js' updated to a more recent LTS version[0], I found
> out that node-openzwave-shared no longer builds with modern versions of
> node [1]; random people on the Internet seem to indicate that
> the hip new thing is Z-Wave JS [2].
> Long story short, what is our de facto policy here?
> 1) Keep around a copy of Node 14 and all node-openzwave-shared deps,
>    even after the End Of Life of 2023-04-30
> 2) Remove node-openzwave-shared, and move to Node 18 whenever possible
>    without this package.
> 3) Patch node-openzwave-shared' so it builds with newer versions of
>    Node, and move to Node 18.
> 4) Remove node-openzwave-shared, move to Node 18, package the relevant
>    parts of Z-Wave JS.
> I don't have the time nor means for anything but option 2) myself, so if
> consensus deems any of the other options a better way forward,
> volunteers are invited to apply :-)

I'd opt for 2, unless it's a very important packages deeply ingrained in
the dependency graph (haven't checked).


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