[Geany-Devel] Windows: Webkit-related plugins are going to be removed

Enrico Tröger enrico.troeger at xxxxx
Sun Dec 16 11:11:10 UTC 2018

On 11/26/18 6:40 AM, Matthew Brush wrote:
> On 2018-11-25 9:22 a.m., Enrico Tröger wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm afraid we need to remove the Webkit-related plugins (Webhelper,
>> Markdown Preview) from the Windows installer.
>> This is because Webkit itself is going to be removed from MSYS2:
>> https://github.com/Alexpux/MINGW-packages/issues/4318
>> For the upcoming release we could ship the previous version of Webkit
>> along with the locally cached old version of ICU (i.e. we will ship ICU
>> 61 *and* 62 in the installer).
>> But I personally would prefer removing the plugins from the Windows
>> installer immediately for the reasons mentioned in
>> https://github.com/Alexpux/MINGW-packages/issues/4318#issuecomment-436443226
>> and to prevent us from shipping two ICU versions which bloats the
>> Windows installer even more.
>> If there are no objections, I will remove all Webkit-related settings
>> from the Windows installer next week.
> Hi,
> It would be nice to keep these plugins as long as practical, but I don't
> feel strongly about it.

OK, we keep the plugins in the 1.34 release, at least.

For future releases, I still would like to get rid of it if there is no
progress on MSYS2 regarding Webkit.


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