[Freewx-maint] Bug#876789: Bug#876789: python-wxgtk-webview3.0: Depends on libwxgtk-webview3.0-0v5 which depends on webkit1

Scott Talbert swt at techie.net
Tue Sep 26 02:37:34 UTC 2017

On Tue, 26 Sep 2017, Olly Betts wrote:

>> On Tue, 26 Sep 2017, Olly Betts wrote:
>>> So it might not actually be as easy as you might think to disable
>>> webview here before we disable it in wxwidgets3.0...
>>> I'll kick off a build and see.  If it doesn't just work, I'm inclined
>>> to disable this at the same time as we do wxwidgets3.0.
> If we revert the change which added this package apart from one hunk in
> debian/rules then we get a package set which simply doesn't have
> wx.html2 (rather than a broken one), which seems good so I've uploaded.

I would think the person who was trying to use wx.html2 might not agree 
with that.

>> Yeah, I would say we should just do this when wxwidgets3.0 loses its webkit1
>> dependency (or preferably this problem just goes away when switching
>> wxwidgets to GTK+ 3).
> I wouldn't rely on a switch to GTK+ 3 happening for buster - I did a bit
> of work towards it, and upstream are responsive to reports of bugs under
> GTK+ 3 (at least when they can reproduce them) but unfortunately I don't
> really have the time to drive this forwards currently, and nobody else
> seems to be actively working on it.


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