The version of signon-ui in the proposed pocket of Xenial that was
purported to fix this bug report has been removed because the bugs that
were to be fixed by the upload were not verified in a timely (105 days)

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  [SRU] please remove libqt5webkit dependency

Status in signon-ui package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in signon-ui source package in Xenial:
  Won't Fix
Status in signon-ui source package in Yakkety:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  This is an SRU request, based on the process documented at


   * When declaring online accounts for use by Ubuntu, the system uses a
  webview to authenticate to online services like Facebook or Google.

   * On X11 desktops, that webview currently uses an old qt5webkit
  component that is now unmaintained

   * Backporting this fix will simplify the maintenance work, by
  removing the need for that old component, and will improve the
  coherence of the system by using a supported Oxide webview

  [Test Case]

  To verify the change:

   * Go to system settings > Online Accounts
   * Add account of type Google, Facebook or Twitter (which uses webview for 
   * Verify that a webview opens to log onto the online service
   * Verify that the account is listed in the account list at the end of this 
   * Verify that the related apps and services can use the online account as 
before (ie Shotwell photo uploads, Photos scope, etc.)

  [Regression Potential]

   * On architectures not supported by Oxide, namely ppc64el and s390x,
  the change will trigger a runtime error when trying to use that part
  of signon-ui.

   * The problem affects users of Ubuntu desktop systems based on X11.
  The change is already in effect on Unity8/Mir devices for a few

  [Other Info]

   * signon-ui-x11(
  depends on libqt5webkit5

   * See also:

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