[webkit-gtk] WebKitGTK 2.38.1 released

Carlos Garcia Campos cgarcia at igalia.com
Thu Oct 20 01:52:20 PDT 2022

WebKitGTK 2.38.1 is available for download at:

https://webkitgtk.org/releases/webkitgtk-2.38.1.tar.xz (31.5MB)
   md5sum: 1bd005d9f02c0723b0f777ff950f45a7
   sha1sum: eb59c5e4f635393ce899460dad59bc15e43dd583
   sha256sum: 02e195b3fb9e057743b3364ee7f1eec13f71614226849544c07c32a73b8f1848

This is the first bug fix release in the stable 2.38 series.

What's new in the WebKitGTK 2.38.1 release?

  - Make xdg-dbus-proxy work if host session bus address is an abstract socket.
  - Use a single xdg-dbus-proxy process when sandbox is enabled.
  - Fix high resolution video playback due to unimplemented changeType operation.
  - Ensure GSubprocess uses posix_spawn() again and inherit file descriptors.
  - Fix player stucking in buffering (paused) state for progressive streaming.
  - Do not try to preconnect on link click when link preconnect setting is disabled.
  - Fix close status code returned when the client closes a WebSocket in some cases.
  - Fix media player duration calculation.
  - Fix several crashes and rendering issues.

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 #webkitgtk IRC channel at irc.gnome.org or on Matrix at

- 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,
October 20, 2022

Carlos Garcia Campos

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