[Pkg-chromium-maint] Having a webkit-maintainer team or something like that ?

shirish शिरीष shirishag75 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 23 10:51:35 UTC 2011

Hi all,
         First of all please CC me if somebody feels like answering.

I am a mere user/average joe who uses Debian as his OS/distribution
choice on a day -to-day basis. One of the major uses I have is
accessing Internet through GUI-based web-browsers. I also do have
couple of CLI web-browsers just in case my X goes down (hasn't
happened off-late but just on the off-chance, links, elinks etc.)

Anyways, the thing is I have been playing/using quite a few of the
browsers and do find quite a few of the webkit browsers to be
promising. I have played with Google Chromium, Epiphany, Arora and
xxxterm (the newest one on the block) all of which are based on

While the browsers are promising apart from chromium none of them are
stable :( . Arora and xxxterm in particular have old versions of the
browsers and xxxterm uses some pretty old webkit version. While I have
filed the bugs for the same.  Please see 634819 634817 634761 and
634084 for reference if interested.

While almost all of them might be doable I think it would perhaps be
way way better if there was a team which targetted webkit based
browsers as well as any other tools which used webkit which I'm
unaware of . Doing a simple search using 'aptitude search webkit'
shows quite a few libraries which in turn means there is/might be more
packages which use webkit.

The idea in essence is simple. Have a webkit-team where all the people
who build webkit-based/used packages are housed. The possibility
happens then that the webkit-based packages might be in good shape.

As I am a user I have no knowledge whether the team-based process has
been good to developers or not. http://wiki.debian.org/Teams

Looking forward to feedback and perspectives .
          Shirish Agarwal  शिरीष अग्रवाल
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