Openembedded Bitbake recipe for Spidermonkey Javascript 1.7.0

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In my ongoing quest for a sensible programming environment, I’ve filed an OpenEmbedded bug with patches providing support for version 1.7.0 of Spidermonkey, Mozilla’s javascript engine. It hasn’t gotten me much further toward my goal, but it’s nice having a quality javascript interpreter available for my OpenMoko phone, should I ever need one…