Rebuild Todo List Phasing out qtwebkit

2017-01-20 - Balló György

QtWebKit for Qt 4 has been unmaintained for quite a while, and lots of CVEs have accumulated.

For more information about the WebKit situation, take a look at

To protect our users we should try to limit the packages using qtwebkit, with the goal of eventually getting rid of it completely.

This TODO contains a list of packages which depend (directly or indirectly) on qtwebkit, except:
- if the package depends on kdelibs and it doesn't use the library,
- if the package depends on python{,2}-pyqt4 and it doesn't use the QtWebKit module.

What should be done:
- If the package can be updated to Qt 5, do so.
- Otherwise, if QtWebKit is an optional dependency, build without it.
- Otherwise, consider removing the package, especially if it's a browser.

Updated packages can go straight to extra/community.

If nothing can be done right now, mark the package as completed anyway. We'll be evaluating the situation again after this TODO is through.

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Arch Repository Name Current Version Staging Version Maintainers Status Last Touched By
x86_64 Community acetoneiso2 lcarlier Complete arojas
x86_64 Extra amarok Complete arojas
any Community anki Complete bgyorgy
x86_64 Community bibletime 3.0.3-2 felixonmars, alerque, blakkheim Complete felixonmars
x86_64 Community clipgrab arojas Complete arojas
x86_64 Community doublecmd-qt idevolder Complete idevolder
any Community eric-qt4 Complete arcanis
x86_64 Community fcitx-libpinyin 0.5.4-1 felixonmars Complete bgyorgy
x86_64 Community freecad arodseth Complete bluewind
x86_64 Community freemat Complete spupykin
x86_64 Community gambas3-gb-qt4-webkit lcarlier Complete bgyorgy
x86_64 Community gambas3-ide 3.17.3-8 lcarlier Complete bgyorgy
x86_64 Extra k3b 1:22.12.2-1 felixonmars, arojas Complete arojas
x86_64 Community kbibtex 1:0.9.2-8 arojas Complete arojas
x86_64 Community kchmviewer 8.0-4 jlichtblau Complete bgyorgy
x86_64 Extra kdelibs Complete arojas
x86_64 Community krecipes Complete bgyorgy
x86_64 Community kvirc bgyorgy Complete spupykin
x86_64 Community lazarus-qt idevolder Complete spupykin
x86_64 Community mixxx 2.3.3-3 dvzrv Complete bgyorgy
any Community ninja-ide Complete bgyorgy
x86_64 Extra python-pyqt4 Complete arojas
x86_64 Community python-pyside Complete bluewind
any Community python2-eric-qt4 Complete arcanis
x86_64 Extra python2-pyqt4 Complete arojas
x86_64 Community python2-pyside Complete bluewind
x86_64 Community qcad idevolder Complete spupykin
x86_64 Community qlandkartegt Complete bgyorgy
x86_64 Community qt4pas Complete idevolder
x86_64 Extra qtscriptgenerator Complete arojas
any Community spyder Archange Complete muflone
any Community spyder3 Archange Complete muflone
x86_64 Community wkhtmltopdf foutrelis Complete foutrelis
x86_64 Community yubikey-neo-manager Complete bgyorgy