FS#53793 - [boinc] Should not require webkitgtk2

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by Johannes Pfrang (johnp) - Monday, 24 April 2017, 17:47 GMT
Last edited by Balló György (City-busz) - Monday, 19 June 2017, 19:02 GMT
Task Type General Gripe
Category Packages
Status Closed
Assigned To Felix Yan (felixonmars)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


I have not been able to find any upstream mention of boinc requiring webkitgtk2.
The Fedora PKGBUILD also doesn't require webkitgtk2.[1]

Because boinc is one of the packages blocking phasing out webkitgtk2 [2],
please verify whether or not boinc really requires this dependency.

Package version:
* boinc 7.6.33-2

[1] http://pkgs.fedoraproject.org/cgit/rpms/boinc-client.git/tree/boinc-client.spec
[2] https://www.archlinux.org/todo/phasing-out-webkitgtk2/
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Closed by  Balló György (City-busz)
Monday, 19 June 2017, 19:02 GMT
Reason for closing:  Not a bug
Comment by Balló György (City-busz) - Monday, 19 June 2017, 19:02 GMT
The client GUI uses wxWebView, so we can't remove the dependency on WebKitGTK+.