Midori fails to build from source with vala 0.36

Bug #1698483 reported by Jeremy Bicha on 2017-06-16
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Bug Description

Midori fails to build from source with vala 0.36 which is generally included with GNOME 3.24.

Ubuntu 17.10 Alpha recently got vala 0.36.

One error was this:

/<<PKGBUILDDIR>>/extensions/apps.vala:268.47-268.50: error: Argument 1: Cannot pass value to reference or output parameter
                                store.remove (iter);
                                              ^^^^
Compilation failed: 1 error(s), 0 warning(s)

I believe that particular error can be fixed by using "ref iter" instead of "iter" but that won't work with older versions of vala. There are a lot of iters used in the code.

rev. 7159 in the bazaar branch lp:midori fixes another problem.

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2017-06-16
Changed in midori (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Triaged
description: updated
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

This has been "fixed" in Debian unstable/testing and Ubuntu 17.10 by removing midori since it is basically unmaintained.

dino99 (9d9) wrote :

That report has found how to compile with vala 0.36:
https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=222015

Maybe the proposed patches can be used/adapted for Artful compilation.

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

I am closing the Ubuntu task because even if Midori were buildable again (requires not just this fix but also the Webkit2 porting from their master branch that was never released as a stable version), we still aren't interesting in having Midori in Ubuntu at this time since we don't need web browsers that aren't really maintained any more.

Changed in midori (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Won't Fix
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