On Wed, Dec 2, 2020 at 5:50 PM Stephen Gallagher <sgallagh@redhat.com> wrote:
I went through and made some minor grammatical and spelling changes as well as one moderate functional change: I replaced the use of "orphan" in the text with "retire". Since we know already that we don't want those packages in the distro any longer, we shouldn't just leave them orphaned.

On Wed, Dec 2, 2020 at 5:28 PM Troy Dawson <tdawson@redhat.com> wrote:

­čöŚ Upgrade/compatibility impact

As nodejs library packages are removed, we will work with the various
packages that depend on them. We will help them bundle their nodejs
libraries. To help people updating we will utilize the
fedora-obsolete-packages. It will obsolete all the various nodejs
libraries that are removed, and allow people to do updates to Fedora

This part, I slightly disagree with. There's no strong reason to remove the existing packages from their system (and doing so could potentially break third-party software relying on it). It's enough to not provide a newer version. (Also the metadata size cost associated with adding hundreds of nodejs-* packages to the Obsoletes: list is non-trivial).

Hmm ... that's what I thought the goal was, to remove as many of the nodejs library packages as possible.
I'm ok changing that goal.
At the very least, we should remove all those nodejs libraries that do not install, nor build.  Unless the packager wants to bundle and fix them.