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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0001997Gnome Inform application[IDEs] Installation and Platform Issuespublic2017-02-24 15:222017-10-07 14:38
Assigned Topchimento 
PlatformOSOS Version
Product Version6M62 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0001997: Gnome IDE should use a newer webkit
DescriptionThe GNOME IDE for inform currently uses an old version of webkitgtk with several known security vulnerabilities.

Using Inform 7 as an attack vector seems unlikely, so I don't think this is a severe issue from that perspective. However, more and more applications are moving to a more recent webkitgtk, and distros will probably drop support for the old version eventually. I've already heard talk of that in Arch, though they are obviously generally ahead of other distros for that sort of thing.

So I think it would be beneficial to look into what would be necessary to eventually port the Gnome IDE to use webkit2.
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pchimento (developer)
2017-10-07 14:38

Agreed, would be nice. A prerequisite for this is first using a newer GTK.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2017-02-24 15:22 aaronbp New Issue
2017-10-07 14:38 pchimento Assigned To => pchimento
2017-10-07 14:38 pchimento Status new => assigned
2017-10-07 14:38 pchimento Note Added: 0004729

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