[webkit-gtk] WebKitGTK 2.38.4 released!

Adrian Perez de Castro aperez at igalia.com
Wed Feb 1 18:21:53 PST 2023

WebKitGTK 2.38.4 is available for download at:

https://webkitgtk.org/releases/webkitgtk-2.38.4.tar.xz (31.0MB)
   md5sum: 1c9ca83a0ad7e4ca9e933094572cb7d9
   sha1sum: 38b47df2be9bfb97d68fce8c7fa2819966a79036
   sha256sum: 4f47ea29a2d4d5f15eef3dc9e2d6c6f067e8de863a3f64455e1ccf9693cc1d36

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

What's new in the WebKitGTK 2.38.4 release?

  - Improve GStreamer multimedia playback across the board with improved
    codec selection logic, better handling of latency, and improving
    frame discard to avoid audio/video desynchronization, among other
  - Disable HLS media playback by default, which makes web sites use MSE
    instead. If needed WEBKIT_GST_ENABLE_HLS_SUPPORT=1 can be set in the
    environment to enable it back.
  - Disable threaded rendering in GTK4 builds by default, as it was
    causing crashes.
  - Fix MediaSession API not showing artwork images.
  - Fix MediaSession MPRIS usage when running inside a Flatpak sandbox.
  - Fix input element controls to correctly scale when applying a zoom
    factor different than the default.
  - Fix leakage of Web processes in certain situations.
  - Fix the injected bundle not being found when running inside a sandbox.
  - Fix the build with ENABLE_INTROSPECTION when cross-compiling.
  - FIx the build with ENABLE_WEBGL disabled.
  - Fix the build with GStreamer-based WebRTC enabled.
  - Fix the build with USE_GTK4 enabled.
  - 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,
February 02, 2023
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