[Freewx-maint] Bug#790222: [boinc_dev] Bug#790222: wxwidgets3.0: depends on libwebkitgtk-1.0-0 which is deprecated

Adrian Bunk bunk at debian.org
Sun Aug 20 17:54:25 UTC 2017

On Fri, Aug 18, 2017 at 12:29:25AM +0100, Olly Betts wrote:
> 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:
> * 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).

wxwidgets3.0 is a key package, so won't get autoremoved from testing.

And since a removal from testing would imply a removal of all
reverse dependencies, wxwidgets3.0 is not at risk of being
removed from testing anytime soon.

While fast removal of webkitgtk from testing would be desirable,
there is IMHO no benefit for Debian from doing a substantial amount
of additional work for achieving this quickly - real urgency would
be in a year when the buster freeze will be approaching.

> Cheers,
>     Olly



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