browser status on "pure wayland"

Andrea Giammarchi andrea.giammarchi at
Tue Jun 17 08:36:24 PDT 2014

Unfortunately it's not just that, the Network layer anod few other places
require some GTK2 related code too so even getting rid of the Netscape
plugin part I didn't manage to build it under clean GTK3

Moreover, to be honest it's like 6 years now I don't care about Flash
player and plugins in general and with all due respect to GNOME and
WebKitGTK project, I kinda don't feel that confident with a repository
somehow stuck in the past or with deeply integrated dependencies over a
(good old but) deprecated code.

So ozone/chromium it is, also because I'm unable to build QtWebEngine via
just chrome due some X dependency in there too :-)

Thanks everyone for thoughts and hints!

Best Regards

On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 12:25 AM, Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu at>

> On 17 June 2014 02:34, Andrea Giammarchi <andrea.giammarchi at>
> wrote:
> >
> > in WebKit2 --gtk=3.0 GTK2 is still required for some reason behind the
> scene
> > but GTK2 won't build without xorg libraries which is kinda a fail since I
> > had to bring in X related stuff that messed up with all other
> > builds ^_^
> I guess Gtk2 is only needed by the plugin process, because of Flash.
> You should be able to disable it.
> Regards,
> Tomeu
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