Release notes entry for web browser security support
michael.s.gilbert at gmail.com
Mon Jan 10 23:47:21 UTC 2011
On Tue, 11 Jan 2011 00:40:42 +0100, Moritz Muehlenhoff wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 11:12:39PM +0100, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> > Heya,
> > Le lundi 10 janvier 2011 à 20:56 +0100, Moritz Muehlenhoff a écrit :
> > > As such, browsers built upon the webkit, qtwebkit
> > > and khtml engines are included in Squeeze, but not covered by full security
> > > support. We will make an effort to track down and backport security fixes,
> > > but in general these browsers should not be used against untrusted websites.
> > I was under the impression that upstream promised long-term maintenance
> > for the webkit 1.2 branch. It is one of the reasons for which epiphany
> > was kept as the default browser for GNOME. Is that no longer true?
> I couldn't find that branch on http://trac.webkit.org/browser , but some
> digging revealed that there's in fact a stable branch maintained elsewhere:
Also http://webkitgtk.org/?page=download. 1.2.6 is now available
there (vice 1.2.5 in squeeze/sid), and I was going to look at packaging
it. Not sure if it would be accepted for squeeze at this point though.
However, it does look like it fixes a bunch of security issues.
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