As I understand it, webkitgtk underwent major internal changes between
versions 1 and 2, and because of that, any project you write for
version 1 will be incompatible with version 2 and vice versa. Since
SBo probably wants to be able to support software built against either
version, it makes sense that both of them are around. And no, it's not
useful to combine them as far as I'm aware.

On 22 September 2016 at 15:29, Jim Diamond <jim.diam...@acadiau.ca> wrote:
> There are slackbuilds by the names
>         webkitgtk
> and
>         webkit2gtk
> which seem to be more or less the same thing ("webkitgtk" with no
> "2"), with versions of varying degrees of age.
>
> Can anyone (*cough*, Willy and Erik, *cough*) comment on
> -> why there are two versions in SBo?
> -> do we really want both versions?
> -> does one version subsume the other (except for some SBos which
>    want one and some which want the other)?
> -> is it possible to combine these into one all-singing, all-dancing
>    version which makes all the dependent packages happy?
>
> Thanks.
>
>                                 Jim
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