[Freewx-maint] Bug#790222: [boinc_dev] Bug#790222: wxwidgets3.0: depends on libwebkitgtk-1.0-0 which is deprecated
olly at survex.com
Thu Aug 17 23:29:25 UTC 2017
On Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 05:34:02PM -0400, Jeremy Bicha wrote:
> > But as I've said already, I don't have a problem with just disabling
> > webview before buster if it comes to it. It just seems unhelpful to
> > boinc users running testing to do that right now, unless you're actually
> > at the point of removing the old webkitgtk from testing.
> Removal of webkitgtk from testing is still a few weeks away.
There's been a bit of progress on the wx+GTK3 front - most notably wx
upstream have now fixed all the bugs I spotted in my initial testing
with a couple of applications.
However, I don't think we're very close to starting a transition to
wx+GTK3 at this point, so probably we need to decide what to do with
boinc. The options for the short term seem to be:
* Remove boinc from testing and break it in unstable (which is clearly
not helpful for anyone wanting to use it and running either).
* Drop the use of wx webview in boinc, which doesn't render it entirely
unusable, but isn't great.
* Patch boinc to use wxHtmlWindow instead, which has more simplistic
involved. I've no idea how much work that would be, or if boinc
upstream has done any work towards this.
* Upload parallel packages of wx+GTK3 for boinc to use. I have started
work on packaging, but it needs more work so that parallel installs
work properly. I'm also hesitant to take this approach without a firm
plan to actually do the transition, as I don't think we have the
resources to adequately maintain two sets of wx packages (historically
we've tried this, and one set just ended up neglected).
> But in my opinion, this is the last package blocking removal of
> webkitgtk from Ubuntu 17.10. Removal there is also probably a few
> weeks away since many Ubuntu removals happen late in Ubuntu's release
I'm sure Ubuntu can make that decision for themselves.
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