pyjamas (and dependent) packaging: missing python-xpcom package
coutadeurf at gmail.com
Sun Jul 11 07:23:42 BST 2010
2010/7/9, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <luke.leighton at gmail.com>:
>> What would be the less worst solution? Remove the pyjamas-desktop
>> package or make it use the Ubuntu's webkit?
> ah. ok. rright. the short answer is that the only option, if none
> of the other solutions are to be considered, is to comment out
> pyjamas-desktop from the pyjamas deb source.
Done in Maverick (next release of Ubuntu). Let's see what can be done in Lucid.
> ok. here's the longer explanation. in order for pyjamas to work, you
> need python bindings to the _exact_ same W3C DOM TR1-3 and HTML5
> 400+ W3C-specified objects, 3000+ W3C-specified functions, 20,000+
> W3C-specified properties.
> * MSHTML has these bindings (via python-com)
> * xulrunner has these bindings (via python-xpcom)
> * webkit DOES NOT HAVE THESE BINDINGS.
> only a heavily-patched version of pywebkitgtk and a heavily patched
> version of webkit have these bindings.
Ok. Thanks for the explanation.
> but - this is the reason why it is so crucial that python-xpcom be
> re-established, because it is the *only* way to reliably get full
> W3C-compliant python bindings to *any* free software web browser
> engine right now.
As said before, it's too late for Lucid. Let's see if this can be
fixed in Maverick.
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