[Pkg-fonts-devel] Please test webkit2gtk 2.16.3-2 with your packages for stretch now!

Jeremy Bicha jbicha at ubuntu.com
Mon Jun 5 22:54:40 UTC 2017

Please test your packages on stretch with webkit2gtk 2.16.3-2 which I
have requested to be unblocked for stretch this week. The current
version in stretch is 2.14.7-1. 2.16.3 is a new major release but it
is also a security release and the webkit2gtk developers try to be
careful to avoid regressions in new release and fix regressions
quickly once informed of them.

A list of affected packages can be found at https://paste.debian.net/961084/

I suggest briefly enabling unstable in your sources.list and running
commands like this:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install gir1.2-webkit2-4.0
and then disable unstable again.

If you find any problems as a result of this update, please reply to
Debian bug #863915

I do apologize for the lateness of this request, but it seems like it
would be better to do this major version bump now rather than for 9.1.

My intention is to try to package further webkit2gtk updates for
Debian 9 "stretch" until buster is released as the new stable release.
webkit2gtk has new major versions every March and September (like
GNOME) with periodic security and bugfix releases in between. These
new versions are being packaged in Ubuntu LTS and most other major
Linux distributions. For more details, see bug #863915.

Thank you,
Jeremy Bicha

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