Bug#894263: boinc: Renabling use of wxWebView

Olly Betts olly at survex.com
Tue Mar 27 21:26:09 UTC 2018

Source: boinc
Version: 7.9.3+dfsg-1
Severity: normal

Thanks to Scott Talbert we now have a GTK3 build of wxWidgets, which
reinstates the webview package that boinc prefers to use but had to
be disabled because the GTK2 version of the underlying library it uses
was obsolete.

Disabling webview apparently gives reduced functionality, so it would
be good to reenable this now we can.

Feel free to adjust severity - I just went for the default as I'm not
entirely sure of the impact of disabling webview on users, but boinc
upstream didn't seem happy about building without it.

Assuming the upstream code support GTK3
(http://boinc.berkeley.edu/trac/wiki/SoftwarePrereqsUnix doesn't seem to
even mention GTK is needed), it's probably a case of switching BDs from
libwxgtk3.0-dev to libwxgtk3.0-gtk3-dev and libgtk2.0-dev to
libgtk-3-dev (a quick look in codesearch suggests that GTK is needed for
a custom taskbar widget, so that probably needs to match the GTK version
used by wx).


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