[webkit-gtk] WebKitGTK 2.24.4 released!

Adrian Perez de Castro aperez at igalia.com
Tue Aug 27 15:28:31 PDT 2019

WebKitGTK 2.24.4 is available for download at:

https://webkitgtk.org/releases/webkitgtk-2.24.4.tar.xz (16.8MB)
   md5sum: c214963d8c0e7d83460da04a0d8dda87
   sha1sum: f978b967422c6b423b11062375bab6506243388c
   sha256sum: 8668b129c026624ec226a4cccf4995f9d26f3e88fc28ab75b0e965f3c32b7dd8

This is a bug fix release in the stable 2.24 series.

What's new in the WebKitGTK 2.24.4 release?

  - Updated the user agent string to make happy certain websites which
    would claim that the browser being used was unsupported.
  - Improve loading of multimedia streams to avoid memory exhaustion due
    to excessive caching.
  - Fix display of documents with MIME type application/xml in the Web
    Inspector, when loaded using XmlHttpRequest.
  - Fix a hang while scrolling certain websites which include HLS video
    content (Twitter, for example).
  - Fix rounding artifacts in volume levels for media playback.
  - Fix several crashes and rendering issues.
  - Fix the build with video track support disabled.
  - Fix the build with OpenGL support disabled.
  - Fix build issue which would cause media controls to disappear when
    Python 3.x was used during the build process.

What is WebKitGTK?

WebKitGTK is the GNOME platform port of the WebKit rendering engine.
Offering WebKit's full functionality through a set of GObject-based
APIs, it is suitable for projects requiring any kind of web
integration, from hybrid HTML/CSS applications to full-fledged web

More information

If you want to know more about the project or get in touch with us
you may:

- Visit our website at https://www.webkitgtk.org, or the upstream
  site at https://www.webkit.org. People interested in contributing
  should read: https://www.webkit.org/coding/contributing.html.

- Browse the bug list at https://bugs.webkit.org, WebKitGTK bugs are
  typically prefixed by "[GTK]." A bug report with a minimal,
  reproducible test case is often just as valuable as a patch.

- Join the #webkit and #webkitgtk IRC channels at irc.freenode.net.

- Subscribe to the WebKitGTK mailing list,
  https://lists.webkit.org/mailman/listinfo/webkit-gtk, or the
  WebKit development mailing list,


Thanks to all the contributors who made possible this release, they
are far too many to list!

The WebKitGTK team,
August 28, 2019

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