[Buildroot] WebkitGtk upgradation
jacmet at uclibc.org
Thu Feb 28 12:23:32 UTC 2013
>>>>> "Thomas" == Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com> writes:
Thomas> Dear Will Newton,
Thomas> On Thu, 28 Feb 2013 10:22:27 +0000, Will Newton wrote:
>> As far as I can tell DirectFB is not really supported any more. If I
>> remember correctly the current WebKit in buildroot will build with
>> GTK+/DirectFB but will crash on startup. The crash is fairly easy to
>> work around but I think is a symptom of the fact that no one is
>> running with this setup.
>> Newer versions of GTK+ removed the DirectFB backend so it may have to
>> be removed from buildroot in the future too.
Thomas> My feeling is also that the DirectFB backend of Gtk has never been
Thomas> seriously maintained over time. There are from time to time some people
Thomas> who fix the issues, but then it goes on unmaintained for a number of
Thomas> months/years, during which it slowly degrades into an unusable state.
Thomas> I would therefore suggest that Buildroot follows upstream: get
Thomas> rid of the DirectFB backend. If anyone really wants the
Thomas> DirectFB backend in Gtk, then it should be fixed upstream. But
Thomas> I don't think it should force Buildroot users to stay with old
Thomas> Webkit/Gtk because of this.
Agreed. I've added a comment for 2013.02 to warn users that it is
Bye, Peter Korsgaard
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