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

Gianfranco Costamagna costamagnagianfranco at yahoo.it
Wed Jul 5 14:18:07 UTC 2017

Hello All,

(boinc developers, this is a serious issue for Debian and I think this will become an issue
for other distributions soon),

libwebkitgtk-1 is going to be removed soon from the archive, and wxwidgets webview depends on it.

>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.

webview is used by boinc for notifications coming from server side,
does wxwidgets offer some better maintained webview support?
we might switch to gtk-3, this will switch the 
libwebkitgtk-1.0-0 dependency to 
libwebkitgtk-3.0-0, but I'm not sure how much we will gain from that move.

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