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

Gianfranco Costamagna locutusofborg at debian.org
Wed Jul 26 08:50:47 UTC 2017

>In case it wasn't clear: note that moving to GTK3 and building against
>libwebkitgtk-3.0-dev is not enough, as libwebkitgtk-3.0-dev is also a part of
>src:webkitgtk, and we plan to remove it as it's also affected by all the
>security bugs.

moving to GTK3 is neede to cherry-pick this patch
>Moving to GTK+3 and libwebkitgtk-3.0-dev can be a first step, with the goal of

>later moving to libwebkit2gtk-4.0-dev, i.e. src:webkit2gtk.

this should be done in a single step :)
>Note that dropping libwxgtk-webview3.0-0v5 is just a better option than to ship
>webkitgtk in another release. Obviously the best option is to port wxwidgets or
>to make boinc-manager not use webview so it doesn't have to be removed. Which
>path we follow is up to you.

upstream seems aware of it, and probably will do some work on porting to something lighter,
but I don't see the webkit2gtk as a possible issue right now, do you?


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