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FS#73502 - [polkit] Switch to Duktape as Javascript engine

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by tinywrkb (tinywrkb) - Tuesday, 25 January 2022, 17:10 GMT
Last edited by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Friday, 11 February 2022, 19:52 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Assigned
Assigned To Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 2
Private No


Duktape support was merged and there's nothing else before that in master since latest stable, so I suggest building from the merge commit, and dropping mozjs depedency.
This needs duktape fixes from, meson patch from, and `-D js_engine=duktape` configure option.
This task depends upon

Comment by tinywrkb (tinywrkb) - Tuesday, 25 January 2022, 17:40 GMT
Note that during build time, there are a couple of warnings about FORTIFY_SOURCE when generating GIRs. I'm not sure if this is safe to ignore.
Comment by test0 (test0) - Thursday, 27 January 2022, 05:57 GMT
Please do it!
Comment by Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig) - Friday, 11 February 2022, 22:26 GMT
I'd rather not we jump the gun here, especially if Duktape needs patches to work properly. This makes it sound like a poor choice compared to mozjs.

I plan to use js91 with the next polkit release.
Comment by tinywrkb (tinywrkb) - Friday, 11 February 2022, 22:28 GMT
@heftig, duktape's packaging needs to be fixed, not duktape. Sorry for the incorrect wording.
Comment by Yann Le Doaré (yledoare) - Monday, 21 February 2022, 10:50 GMT