[Pkg-telepathy-maintainers] Bug#866637: empathy: depends on libwebkitgtk-3.0-0 which is deprecated

Jeremy Bicha jbicha at ubuntu.com
Fri Jun 30 15:35:34 UTC 2017

Source: empathy
Severity: serious
Tags: sid buster
User: pkg-webkit-maintainers at lists.alioth.debian.org
Usertags: oldlibs libwebkitgtk-3.0-0 webkit1


empathy depends on libwebkitgtk-3.0-0, which is deprecated in favor of
libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37 (provided in Debian by webkit2gtk). empathy
should be ported to the new webkitgtk version so
we can remove the old, unmaintained one.

Please try to do soon as we're going to try to remove the old webkitgtk soon.

I am filing this bug as "serious" since the old webkitgtk will not be
available in the next major stable release of Debian (codenamed

I spoke briefly with Michael Catanzaro today. He said that empathy has
been ported to webkit2gtk in git upstream but it's "a bit buggy".

If you have any question don't hesitate to ask.

On behalf of the Debian WebKit Maintainers,
Jeremy Bicha

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