This track was requested 5 days ago, so the initial waiting period will expire in 2 days, at that point we’ll tally existing votes and either make a decision or extend the voting period.
For context, this was suggested by Popey here, where he himself notes it might be a misuse of tracks. The version of the software being shipped in
classic is generally the same, which is not what tracks were envisioned for.
The only remotely similar case I could find is hugo, which has an
extended track with mostly the same version of the software, but with an additional feature (libSass). One could argue that the classic version of nano has the additional “can modify files anywhere” feature, and take hugo as positive precedent for this request.
However, text editors are typically useful when they’re classic, and since classic was already granted for nano, I’m not sure I see much point on having the non-classic version available as well, as the usability will be much reduced (about the only use case I see is install-ability on Ubuntu Core systems).
I’ve presented arguments either way to aid other reviewers; my particular vote is -1 out of being strict on track semantics and purpose, but I recognize I’m not offering any good alternatives . Let’s see what the voting period brings.