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

Olly Betts olly at survex.com
Wed Jul 5 00:15:29 UTC 2017

On Sat, Jul 01, 2017 at 08:23:08PM -0400, Jeremy Bicha wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 8:47 PM, Olly Betts <olly at survex.com> wrote:
> > It seems the only rdep needing the webkit integration is boinc, so
> > dropping support would not cause widespread pain - if it gets to the
> > stage where wxwidgets3.0 is blocking removal of webkitgtk, I suggest
> > we just drop the dependency and the libwxgtk-webview3.0-0v5, etc
> > packages and get boinc to update not to use them.
> Wouldn't libwxgtk-webview3.0-0v5 need to be renamed anyway? So maybe
> it's ok to drop it and later you can reintroduce it with the new name
> when you're ready to do your transition.

If there's an ABI change, it'll need renaming.  It's not clear to me if
there will be one without further investigation.

Either way, dropping it would affect boinc in unstable while it's gone,
which is really more of a concern than a trip through NEW.  I don't know
what boinc does with webview, so I'm not sure if removing it renders
boinc almost useless or if it only affects some minor features, but
previously Gianfranco seemed unkeen on dropping it.  I've CCed him.


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