[Freewx-maint] Bug#738849: Please enable webview support for wx3.0

Gianfranco Costamagna costamagnagianfranco at yahoo.it
Thu Apr 24 16:11:42 UTC 2014

Hi Olly, I'm looking right now at the package.

Enabling webview gives us a new library, so I think a new package is the most feasible way, right? (sorry, the package is quite heavy, I can miss something)
ldd debian/tmp/usr/bin/boincmgr  |grep wx
    libwx_gtk2u_webview-3.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libwx_gtk2u_webview-3.0.so.0 (0x00007fd6b9232000)

this is the library installed in
libwxgtk3.0-0_3.0.0 because of

install-gtk-lib: install-gtk-shared-stamp
        dh_install -Xmedia $(objdir_gtk_install)/lib/$(DEB_HOST_MULTIARCH)/libwx_gtk*.so.*      usr/lib/$(DEB_HOST_MULTIARCH)

install-gtk-dev: install-gtk-shared-stamp
        dh_install -Xmedia $(objdir_gtk_install)/lib/$(DEB_HOST_MULTIARCH)/libwx_gtk*.so        usr/lib/$(DEB_HOST_MULTIARCH)

and I'll look shortly where the headers file are located but I'm pretty sure they are in
package_headers         := wx$(release)-headers

since they are included as 

so can you please suggest me how to move on?

My opinion:
-leave headers in the generic package (should check but I'm pretty sure they already are there
-create a new package? move on -media? this is up to you

something like libwxgtk-webview=SOV with the library inside and a libwxgtk-webview-dev with the link?

the patch seems to be really trivial if I'm understanding correctly how does your package work



> Il Giovedì 17 Aprile 2014 3:03, Olly Betts <olly at survex.com> ha scritto:
> > On Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 07:00:15AM +0100, costamagnagianfranco at yahoo.it wrote:
>>  Hi Olly, do you have any news on this?
>>  Boinc 7.4.x is going to be released soon, with webview support, would
>>  be nice to have it at least in experimental for testing,
>>  do you think is it possible?
> I seem to be the only active member of the wx maintainers team, and my
> wx time is already occupied with trying to migrate the archive away from
> 2.8.  It would be good if that happened before jessie, and there's still
> a lot to do (and this is only the C++ packages - I've not even started
> on wxpython yet):
> https://wiki.debian.org/Teams/WxWidgets/Transition2.8to3.0
> So if you want to get webview support with any degree of urgency, you'll
> have to do the hard work yourself I'm afraid - just chucking the trivial
> patch at me isn't anything like enough.  If someone provides a well
> tested and sane patch, I'm very likely to apply it.
> As I've outlined already at
> https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=738849#22 we can't
> have libwxgtk3.0-0 depending on webkit or else people will quite
> reasonably complain about the dependency bloat.  The webkit libraries
> either need to be loaded dynamically on demand, or else we need a
> separate binary package containing just the webkit parts of wx (similar
> to libwxgtk-media3.0-0 for wxMediaCtrl).
> To be explicit:
> For webview support, the first thing you probably need to do is check
> the binary packages you built from your modified source package and see
> what their dependencies are compared to those for the packages currently
> in the archive.
> If your changes gain us a dependency on webkit libraries (which seems
> likely) you need to either split off that code into a separate library
> and put it in its own binary package, or change wx to load those
> libraries only when actually used, ideally using the wx wrappers around
> dlopen(), dlsym(), etc so we can try to push the patch upstream.
> If you want us to switch to using libnotify instead of the generic wx
> implementation, you need to respond to my query (and quoted source code
> comment) in comment 22.
> If you want us to enable sdl and libmspack support, you also need to
> justify why doing so is useful, and investigate the (direct and
> indirect) extra dependencies which each results in.
> Cheers,
>     Olly

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