WebKitGTK+ security and Debian

Alberto Garcia berto at igalia.com
Tue Feb 23 10:28:43 UTC 2016

On Mon, Feb 22, 2016 at 07:29:27PM +0100, Emilio Pozuelo Monfort wrote:

> I agree. It'd be good to at the very least, update to point releases
> in stable, as you did with 2.4.9. Upgrading to a major version,
> e.g. doing webkit2gtk 2.6.x -> 2.10.x would be more problematic as
> there is potential to break the rdeps. I don't think the SRMs would
> approve that.

The idea is that the API is stable in order to keep the rdeps fine,
but it's of course more risky than cherry picking one or two patches.

> We could provide new major versions in -backports though, at least
> to see if we get any feedback.

I wonder btw if the switch to -dbgsym would get in the way:


What would we do in the backports? Disable the debug packages


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