[Freewx-maint] Bug#790222: [boinc_dev] Bug#790222: wxwidgets3.0: depends on libwebkitgtk-1.0-0 which is deprecated
locutusofborg at debian.org
Thu Jul 6 07:31:48 UTC 2017
> We can't sanely release libwebkitgtk-1.0-0 with buster, because its
> not been maintained for ages, and that's highly problematic for a
> browser stack. But the buster release is likely be 1.5-2 years from
> now so we have time to address this.
true story, even for Stretch it has been mostly a dead-upstream (and thanks
for keeping it around)
> To switch to a maintained version of webkitgtk we need to migrate to
> using wxWidgets built with GTK3. The "rebuild" part is easy, but
> switching to GTK3 is known to cause incompatibilities with some programs
> using wxWidgets, or at least it's known it did - the problems may have
> been fixed by newer versions of wxWidgets and/or those programs. But
> we can't know without a lot of testing.
> The libwebkitgtk-1.0-0 maintainer suggested just dropping
> libwxgtk-webview3.0-0v5 now, so I asked Gianfranco how that would
> affect boinc (I had no idea if it was a key feature, or some optional
> extra - it seems more the former) since if we drop it now, it will
> affect users of boinc from Debian unstable and testing until the
> transition to wx with GTK3 is ready to begin.
> For some reason he's chosen to escalate this to boinc upstream, whereas
> really it's more of an internal Debian issue.
the reason was that I didn't get the previous messages, nor the upstream
patch until this morning, so the situation to my incomplete POV was:
"hey webkit is dead, maybe we can switch to something different of wx
won't port it?"
even having the latest stable wx release without the support wasn't
something encouraging, I got only this morning the git commit id
with the porting done
this was the reason for the request to the list, I need help if I have to disable
webview support (because integrated a lot into the BOINC code)
> There's wxHtmlWindow which comes as standard, but it's not a full
this is something that might be better maintainable, thanks
Even if we get to keep boinc and webview, switching to something different
might be desirable for the near future.
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