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Jeremy Bicha jbicha at
Sat Aug 26 01:09:57 UTC 2017

On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 6:44 AM, Tim <darkxst at> wrote:
> Evolution suffers from the same security issues as Epiphany, that being
> there are no security updates for webkit! Also in the context of this
> discussion, evolution is not a GNOME core app.

That is no longer true. webkit2gtk has been well-maintained with
security updates in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and newer for the past year.
16.04 shipped with 2.10.9 but 16.04.3 shipped with 2.16.6, the latest
stable release.

webkit2gtk won't be officially supported by Debian Security for Debian
9 "Stretch" but 9.2 will get 2.16.6 and I think there's a good chance
9.3 will get 2.18. As long as that keeps up for the next 2 years, I
don't think there will be a problem for Debian 10 to have official
security support for webkit2gtk.

I expect that the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS repositories will not include the
old webkitgtk at all.

(Evolution did not switch to webkit2gtk until the version included in 16.10.)

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Jeremy Bicha

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