Bug#642750: [PATCH] epiphany-browser: *HIGHLY* unstable on ia64, (IA-64/IPF/Itanium) platform

Stephan Schreiber info at fs-driver.org
Tue Dec 4 20:55:30 UTC 2012

Peter Green wrote:

> >
> > The proposed patch defines a third option
> > which we use *only* on ia64.
> > It uses an encapsulated union without any trick for the variant  
> data  > type. This is portable but
> > - the data type is 128-bits wide,
> > - Enabling JIT compiler isn't possible - that's not that bad; ia64  
>  > doesn't have a JIT compiler.
> >   Is the type in question purely internal to webkit or is it also  
> used by client applications? If the latter then presumablly a soname  
> bump and hence a transition would be needed.

The type is internal. Exported are only opaque pointer types.
Because I wasn't really sure, I diff'd the contents of
  libjavascriptcoregtk-3.0-dev_1.8.1-3.3_ia64.deb and
which were created with and without the patches.

Different were only some mysteric id in included html documentation  
files and the Debian/md5sums file.
All included .h files were identical.
The patches do not change the binary interface.


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