Bug#649625: webkit unmaintained security-wise (again)

Mike Hommey mh at glandium.org
Thu Jan 26 18:52:39 UTC 2012

On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 04:19:52PM -0200, Gustavo Noronha Silva wrote:
> On Thu, 2012-01-26 at 10:03 -0600, Micah Gersten wrote:
> > In Ubuntu, we need to maintain a stable branch of webkitgtk+ for 5 years
> > for our upcoming LTS.  That is from Apr 2012 to Apr 2017.  We'll be
> > using the webkitgtk+ 1.8 branch since it's the most recent with GTK2 and
> > GTK3 support.  I'd like to find other like minded people to help
> > maintain this branch.  I assume that if Debian can standardize on 1.8,
> > that would be helpful for 3.5 years or so (6 months until wheezy
> > releases, 2 yrs of stable, 1 yr of old stable).  How does this sound to
> > people?
> That sounds great to me. Do you have someone in WebKit's security group?
> There are two people nominated but pending approval (Vincent -
> GNOME/SuSE and Josseline - Debian), it would be good to get more distro
> people in there, I think; I'm planning on writing an email asking what
> we could do in order to get those nominations accepted. Would be good to
> have more WebKitGTK+ people in there too, what do you think Martin? =)

FYI, I'm in the WebKit security group, but I don't have time. I should
probably end my membership.


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