Ok so I know why/how this happened but it's increasingly an issue.
Some context: In 2014 the Pi2 was still a way off (hard to imagine it's all so recent) so we were all sitting with our Pi & Pi+ getting to that inevitable point where you just need to Google something. The problem was that there was simply no good way to browse the web. Chromium was already far few versions behind and firefox / iceweasel had (and still do) shocking performance. Sure it ran but it wasn't great.
So the Pi Foundation and Collabora forked epiphany-browser and optimised it with various tweaks and GPU wizardry. All was well (unless you wanted twitter & facebook). See https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/web-browser-released/
The Problem: it hasn't been updated since the wheezy days and remains with epiphany-browser and all it's many and varied dependencies are still at their 3.8 levels. Not Good. Okay, so I know Debian (on which Raspbian is based) has a bizarre update policy ai can live with that, sure it would be nice to move past Gtk3.14 but it's not a major problem. The fact that all the GNOME applications are at their 3.14 levels and Epiphany 3.8 is. You see each release's dependencies are interlinked so you now find that DevHelp 3.14's documentation is actually stored as HTML files and has had it's WebKit dependances marked at roughly the same as those of Epiphany 3.14. The problem? 3.8 is older than 3.14.
So all of a sudden devhelp is broken as are quite a few other packages.
Another problem is that the web moves fast and sites are updated to reflect the latest technologies. Unfortunately, that means we are no longer able to access GitHub's clone menu for example.
While I don't want the work done the be lost and don't really want to make work for someone else. WebKit really needs to be brought up to date and preferably the epiphany-browser shell as well.
Although I really don't have the knowledge to pull this off I would have given it a try but I've been unable to locate a Git anywhere.