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) fashion.
-- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Desktop Packages, which is subscribed to signon-ui in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1547647 Title: [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 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/StableReleaseUpdates [Impact] * 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 authentication) * 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 process * 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 months. [Other Info] * signon-ui-x11(http://packages.ubuntu.com/xenial/signon-ui-x11) depends on libqt5webkit5 * See also: https://blogs.gnome.org/mcatanzaro/2016/02/01/on-webkit- security-updates/ To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/signon-ui/+bug/1547647/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~desktop-packages Post to : firstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~desktop-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp