[arch-dev-public] Updating webkitgtk2 to 2.2.5 (or later)

Jan Alexander Steffens jan.steffens at gmail.com
Sun Feb 23 18:52:17 EST 2014

On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 6:39 PM, Jan Alexander Steffens
<jan.steffens at gmail.com> wrote:
> I would like to update our GTK2 build of libwebkit. Having a seriously
> outdated browser engine with who knows as many bugs and
> vulnerabilities isn't quite optimal.
> So far we've kept it at version 1.10.2 because that's the last version
> still supporting GStreamer 0.10. Having both GStreamer 0.10 and 1.0 in
> the same process is not possible.
> For the update to happen, packages using both webkitgtk2 and
> gstreamer0.10 would have to be patched OR removed. As far as I can
> tell this affects the following packages:
> banshee (Fedora has a patch)
> emesene
> miro
> I intend to go ahead this weekend.

New webkitgtk2 and patched banshee is now in [testing]. Sadly, both
emesene [1] and miro [2] seem to be unmaintained and the bugs [3][4]
don't show any progress, either.

[1]: https://github.com/emesene/emesene
[2]: https://github.com/pculture/miro
[3]: https://github.com/emesene/emesene/issues/1537
[4]: http://bugzilla.pculture.org/show_bug.cgi?id=19716

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