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Bug#864941: release-notes: webkit2gtk not mentioned in https://www.debian.org/releases/stretch/amd64/release-notes/ch-information.en.html#browser-security


On Sat, Jun 17, 2017 at 08:42:16PM +0200, Axel Beckert wrote:
> Hi Julien,
> Julien Cristau wrote:
> > > And obviously, since "qtwebkit" and "webkit" are both mentioned
> > > already, the mentioning of "webkit" does not imply any webkit fork as
> > > otherwise "qtwebkit" wouldn't be in there.
> >
> > OK.  I didn't think that list is intended as a list of source
> > packages.
> Ah, ok, I read it that way as qtwebkit and khtml are current source
> package names.

If it's not a list of source packages, then qtwebkit shouldn't be listed
either, no? After all, that's a WebKit fork as well.

> > It does talk about browser engines instead, I believe on purpose, so it
> > doesn't have to be that specific about source package names (which
> > wouldn't be much help to most users anyway).  Maybe we could make that
> > clearer.
> Yes, please.
> Basically this was a question during my talk "What's new in Stretch?"
> today after having copied this list from the release notes on one of
> my slides.
> The question came from a developer of a webkit-based web browser (Cc'ed).

That'd be me ;-)

> > Or indeed update it to actual current source packages.
> Then webkit should be removed from the list. I just noticed now that
> it's no current source package name anymore. it has been removed from
> unstable in 2013.

As Axel mentioned earlier, I think QtWebEngine should be added as well
as I don't expect Qt to be upgraded during the Stretch release.
That's based on Chromium, which is somewhat related to WebKit, but still
probably distinct enough.


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