WebKitGTK+ 2.20 will require woff2 for WOFF2 font support

Hi distros,

Same deal here as with libbrotli. WebKitGTK+ has previously supported WOFF2 fonts using a bundled copy of libwoff2. As of last week, woff2 can now be packaged as a system library, the bundled copy has been removed from WebKit, and a system copy will be required beginning with WebKitGTK+ 2.20 (actually 2.19.1). You should package woff2 for your distros if possible.

In cases where it may not be possible (e.g. frozen LTS distros), you will still be able to upgrade WebKit. You can either patch the bundled woff2 back in, or build it as a static library in your WebKitGTK+ package, or build with -DUSE_WOFF2=OFF in order to disable WOFF2 font support and the requirement for woff2.

Sorry for the inconvenience. At least distros like unbundling, right?


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