[arch-dev-public] Replacing qt5-webkit

Antonio Rojas arojas at archlinux.org
Wed Jun 14 16:53:29 UTC 2017

El Sat, 21 Jan 2017 13:37:40 +0000, Antonio Rojas escribió:

> Continuing with the trend of replacing insecure packages: qt5-webkit has
> been deprecated upstream for a long time already. It is still being
> community released, but it is on life support with only build fixes, and
> the webkit code itself hasn't been updated since 2013, so it's plagued
> with security issues by now. The "official" replacement qtwebengine has
> its own issues (eg. crashes on nouveau) and some projects are reluctant
> to move to it.
> In this case removing the package is out of the question, as some
> important packages (such as Plasma) depend on it. Fontunately someone
> took up the job of maintaining a fork [1] based on the latest webkit
> code. The aim is to have this shipped with upstream Qt eventually, but
> that could still be many months away.
> I've packaged this fork as qt5-webkit-ng. It should be a drop-in
> replacement for qt5-webkit, please test it and if it's good enough we
> can consider replacing the old qt5-webkit package with it.
> [1] https://github.com/annulen/webkit/wiki

Latest version 5.212.0 should have feature parity with the old qt5-webkit 
and be ready to replace it. If there are no objections, I will add 
replaces=(qt5-webkit) and drop the old insecure qt5-webkit in a few days. 
Please give it some testing if you haven't done so yet.

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