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

Olly Betts olly at survex.com
Tue Sep 26 19:17:30 UTC 2017

On Tue, Sep 26, 2017 at 08:05:57AM +0000, Gianfranco Costamagna wrote:
> >Gianfranco: Is there any progress on the boinc front?  If not, I think
> >we just need to do this rather than letting this removal drag on for
> >even longer.
> so, the plan now is to remove boinc from testing?

Or stop it from using webview, e.g. by using wxHtmlWindow instead (as I
suggested months ago).

> what is the plan to fix it BTW? moving to the new webkitgtk and transition to
> gtk3?

I think that's the only way to get webview back, but we need people to
actually do the work to make that happen.  I'm not realistically able to
commit to doing a transition unaided at this point - initial
investigations showed that it's likely to shake out a significant number
of bugs in both wx's GTK+ 3 support and in apps themselves.  It's not
just a case of uploading and binNMUing all rdeps.

As things stand, the plan is probably that there's no webview for buster.


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