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[bug#30329] [PATCH] gnu: emacs: Build with xwidgets support.

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: [bug#30329] [PATCH] gnu: emacs: Build with xwidgets support.
Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2018 16:28:59 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.3 (gnu/linux)


Leo Famulari <address@hidden> skribis:

> On Sat, Feb 03, 2018 at 05:48:12AM +0800, Alex Vong wrote:
>> Hi,
>> This patch adds xwidgets support to Emcas. So Emacs can now display GTK
>> widgets. In particular, it can display webpages using webkitgtk.
>> Also, I use webkitgtk-2.4 instead of webkitgtk, because xwidgets
>> requires libwebkitgtk-3.0 instead of libwebkitgtk-4.0 to
>> build.
> Webkitgtk is very actively researched and exploited for security
> problems. If this use of webkitgtk-2.4 would ever handle untrusted
> input, it's not very safe. I don't use Emacs so I'm not sure what the
> use case is for webkitgtk.
> For examples, you can check the security advisories published by the
> Webkitgtk team:
> They publish an advisory after every release, and there are always
> several fixed bugs allowing code execution by whoever supplies the input
> (typically from a remote web server).

That’s indeed a bit of a problem.  Would be nice if it could use the
latest webkitgtk series.

Given that and the increase in closure size, I would prefer making it a
separate “emacs-xwidgets” package.



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