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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0001997Gnome Inform application[IDEs] Installation and Platform Issuespublic2017-02-24 15:222019-02-18 01:23
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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- Relationships
has duplicate 0002074closedpchimento gnome-inform7 depends on obsolete libraries 
has duplicate 0002044closedpchimento Fails to launch 

-  Notes
pchimento (developer)
2017-10-07 14:38

Agreed, would be nice. A prerequisite for this is first using a newer GTK.
patrick (reporter)
2018-01-06 08:56

I note here that, as of release 27, Fedora no longer distributes earlier versions of WebKit: [^]

See also the consequent report on this issue here: [^]

There is a workaround at the moment (linking to the missing libraries, which are bundled with another application in the Fedora software repos), but gnome-inform7 as currently distributed will not function on current and future releases of Fedora "out of the box."
pchimento (developer)
2018-04-22 21:49

I've made a start at this: [^]

I'm about halfway through getting it to even compile, so not even close to finished by any means. Help is appreciated, but I'll continue to chip away at this over the next few weeks.
vaughany (reporter)
2019-02-18 01:23

I regret that I cannot assist with this issue, however I'm interested to know if there has been any movement on this in the past 10 months?

- 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
2018-01-06 08:56 patrick Note Added: 0004761
2018-04-22 21:49 pchimento Note Added: 0004772
2019-01-30 22:31 pchimento Relationship added has duplicate 0002074
2019-01-30 22:40 pchimento Relationship added has duplicate 0002044
2019-02-18 01:23 vaughany Note Added: 0004832

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