[GNC-dev] webkitgtk

John Ralls jralls at ceridwen.us
Tue Sep 25 13:47:24 EDT 2018

> On Sep 25, 2018, at 10:32 AM, cicko <alen.siljak at gmx.com> wrote:
> I was trying something out with pywebview library in Python, ran into some
> issues and found that python-webkitgtk
> (https://software.opensuse.org/package/python-webkitgtk) package has been
> removed from openSuse.
> But that's just the beginning. The webkitgtk package itself is being
> removed, as can be seen in
> https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1055659.
> I guess/hope you are aware of the fact that gnucash is one of the few
> dependencies listed at the bottom of that issue.
> My real question, though, is what will webkitgtk be replaced with? It's a
> web view component and I'm looking for an alternative for my pywebview app.
> Well, one real alternative for me is to use Qt, which is also supported by
> pywebview on Linux. I'm also wondering what is the solution for gnucash in
> general.

Boy, you really haven't been keeping up. The whole point of the Gtk3 upgrade was because Fedora and some other distros dropped webkitgtk. The replacement package for GnuCash 3.x would be https://software.opensuse.org/package/webkit2gtk3-devel. To use with python you'll use gobject-introspection (pygobject), see https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/WebKitGtk/ProgrammingGuide/Bindings.

John Ralls

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