[webkit-gtk] webkitgtk and Google Maps API

Carlos Alberto Lopez Perez clopez at igalia.com
Tue Aug 16 04:41:31 PDT 2016

On 16/08/16 11:52, Philippe Charpentier wrote:
> Hello,
> on my recent installation of Fedora 24, webkitgtk (2.4.11) seems not to
> be compatible with Google Maps API. For example, if I run
> /usr/libexec/webkitgtk/GtkLauncher
> https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/javascript/examples/icon-simple?hl=fr
> The site displays correctly but the mouse does not work properly:
> - Impossible to move the map
> - Can not zoom with the wheel
> - Impossible to open streetview
> ....
> On various other sites, several other functions do not work.
> Moreover, I noticed that the inspector crashes GtkLauncher.
> With an older version (1.10.2 on Fedora 18 for example) everything was
> working normally.
> This behavior is it intentional or is it a bug (of webkitgtk or it's
> installation in Fedora 24...)?
> In the second case how to make Google Maps API works correctly with
> webkitgtk in Fedora 24 (I have two python programs (which use
> pywebkitgtk) who no longer work due to this problem)?
> Thank you very much in advance.
> Philippe Charpentier
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GtkLauncher uses the deprecated/unmantained WebKit1.

You should use instead the MiniBrowser launcher or the Epiphany (GNOME
Web) browser. Both use the modern WebKit2 (2.12.3).

I'm not sure if the Fedora packages ship the MiniBrowser utility.

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