Hi all, On 27-06-2019 13:27, Paul Gevers wrote: > We like to support non-sse2 on i386, but we are not comfortable fixing > webkit2gtk at this stage of the release. Therefore, we will not unblock > this change, but we want the release notes to mention this, so users are > warned.
I cooked up the attached proposal for the release notes. Reviews very welcome. @Alberto, did you have any intention to upload to backports once buster is released? If so, do you think it is OK to mention this in the release-notes? Paul
diff --git a/en/issues.dbk b/en/issues.dbk index 2edb9838..5d657f2a 100644 --- a/en/issues.dbk +++ b/en/issues.dbk @@ -293,6 +293,26 @@ $ sudo update-initramfs -u </para> </section> + <section id="webkit2gtk-on-non-sse2" arch="i386"> + <title>Initially no support for WebKitGTK based applications on non-SSE2 + systems</title> + <para> + Due to changes in the upstream code, <systemitem + role="package">webkit2gtk</systemitem> has been built with SSE2 + support. The changes in the Debian code came too late to be incorporated + in the initial buster release. This means that systems that don't have + SSE2 support build into their CPU can't run applications which use + WebKitGTK, e.g. <systemitem role="package">liferea</systemitem> or + <systemitem role="package">zenity</systemitem>. These applications will + crash, most likely with an <literal>Illegal instruction</literal> error + message. It is expected that <systemitem + role="package">webkit2gtk</systemitem> will support these older systems + after the first update of <systemitem + role="package">webkit2gtk</systemitem> in either a point release or + security update. + </para> + </section> + <section id="noteworthy-obsolete-packages" condition="fixme"> <title>Noteworthy obsolete packages</title> <para>
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