Bug#489468: libwebkit-1.0-1: should libwebkit be gtk-specific?

Michael Gilbert michael.s.gilbert at gmail.com
Sun Jul 6 01:15:51 UTC 2008

Package: libwebkit-1.0-1
Version: 0~svn32442-1
Severity: normal

the description for libwebkit currently seems to indicate that it is
for gtk-based browers only.  

$ apt-cache show libwebkit-1.0-1 | grep Description
Description: Web content engine library for Gtk+

this has lead to some aversion from qt-based webkit browser packagers [1].  
would it make sense to remove the "for Gtk+" part from the package 

hopefully someday the two webkits can be merged so that only one webkit
library is in the archive (advantages: reduced maintainance overhead, 
single code base to implement security fixes for, less libraries to 
load into memory, etc.).

thank you for your consideration.

[1] http://bugs.debian.org/479851

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-6-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages libwebkit-1.0-1 depends on:
ii  libc6                      2.7-12        GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2                  1.6.4-6       The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libcurl3-gnutls            7.18.2-5      Multi-protocol file transfer libra
ii  libfontconfig1             2.6.0-1       generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6               2.3.7-1       FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgcc1                    1:4.3.1-4     GCC support library
ii  libglib2.0-0               2.16.4-1      The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgtk2.0-0                2.12.10-2     The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libicu38                   3.8.1-2       International Components for Unico
ii  libjpeg62                  6b-14         The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG 
ii  libpango1.0-0              1.20.4-1      Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpng12-0                 1.2.27-1      PNG library - runtime
ii  libsqlite3-0               3.5.9-3       SQLite 3 shared library
ii  libstdc++6                 4.3.1-4       The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libxml2                    2.6.32.dfsg-2 GNOME XML library
ii  libxslt1.1                 1.1.24-1      XSLT processing library - runtime 

libwebkit-1.0-1 recommends no packages.

-- no debconf information

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