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Re: [alpine-aports] [PATCH] testing/nodejs-stable: new aport

From: Jose-Luis Rivas <>
Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2016 16:24:46 -0500

On 09/03/16, 04:52pm, Sören Tempel wrote:
> On 29.02.16, Jose-Luis Rivas wrote:
> > We have the LTS release on main/nodejs and the new features are being
> > added to the stable release which is at v5.7.0 (vs v4.3.1 for LTS).
> >
> > There's a replace against nodejs so there's no conflicts when someone
> > tries to install them together.
> Do we really want to maintain two different versions of nodejs?
> Personally I don't think that it is a good idea to maintain both the
> newest and the LTS version of a software in the official repositories.
> The only package that I know of where we do this currently is firefox
> and I don't think that it has worked very well in the past with firefox.

They do differ quite a lot and most production units are using
nodejs-lts (the one we have already as plain nodejs) yet the newer
features are being added to nodejs-stable. While some things may fail on
nodejs-stable everything will work on nodejs-lts.

That's the reason why I see having the two versions of it would be
useful. nodejs-stable is not necessarily the newest, since lts keeps
getting updates, but not new features. (Yet, newer releases tend to be
synced between both versions)

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