Please remove webkit1 rdepends removed from Debian Testing

Bug #1710318 reported by Jeremy Bicha on 2017-08-12
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Bug Description

Several webkit1 reverse-dependencies have been removed from Debian Testing ('buster').

While I'd like to see them removed from unstable too (or ported away from webkit1), that will take quite a while longer.

Removed from testing
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bibledit-gtk (note that the source package bibledit is ok and it ships the same package names)
cyclograph
gnome-web-photo
gnucash
gphedit
luakit
monodevelop
monodevelop-database
thawab
typecatcher
xiphos
xtrkcad
webkitgtk-sharp3
webkit-image
zekr

Scheduled for autoremoval on or after September 11
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sparkleshare
webkitgtk-sharp3

Not scheduled for removal in Debian yet
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blam
webkit-sharp

Never in Debian
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lightdm-webkit-greeter
Mike Gabriel from Debian MATE has begun preparing web-greeter (the renamed version of lightdm-webkit-greeter)

See Also
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LP: #1588150
LP: #1710439 webapps-applications uses webkit1 for build tests

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?<email address hidden>

Other Info
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I think the most difficult one on this list for some people is gnucash. Fedora 27 (due ~November) is actually bundling webkit1 inside the gnucash packaging. There will be a beta version of gnucash ported to gtk3 available later this year. Hard to say whether it's better to offer a beta or just remove it entirely.

The other hard one is empathy. It has been ported to webkit2 in git, but nobody at GNOME cares enough or has enough confidence in it to release a new version from git master. Fedora might handle this one.

monodevelop may be useful to some people but I don't think Mono ever got around to releasing a stable gtk3 version of Mono.

One more tricky one is boinc-manager. See
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/790222

Arch Linux has already completely removed webkit1.

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2017-08-12
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