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

Jan Alexander Steffens jan.steffens at gmail.com
Sat Mar 1 11:53:15 EST 2014

On Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 12:52 AM, Jan Alexander Steffens
<jan.steffens at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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

Ronald, I want to move the new version to [extra] and drop both miro
and emesene.
As maintainer of the latter two I wanted to give you another chance to object.

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