[webkit-gtk] WebKitGTK 2.44.0 released

Carlos Garcia Campos cgarcia at igalia.com
Sat Mar 16 01:52:26 PDT 2024

WebKitGTK 2.44.0 is available for download at:

https://webkitgtk.org/releases/webkitgtk-2.44.0.tar.xz (35.3MB)
   md5sum: 20fef6a9122fc46f66f2f8550d5f08c6
   sha1sum: f3cf333015ab53aea66a5f4ad2343644e82d1c58
   sha256sum: c66530e41ba59b1edba4ee89ef20b2188e273bed0497e95084729e3cfbe30c87

This is the first stable release in the 2.44 series.

Highlights of the WebKitGTK 2.44.0 release

 - Make the DOM accessibility tree reachable from UI process with GTK4.
 - Removed the X11 and WPE renderers in favor of DMA-BUF.
 - Improved vblank synchronization when rendering.
 - Removed key event reinjection in GTK4 to make keyboard shortcuts work in web sites.
 - Fix gamepads detection by correctly handling focused window in GTK4.

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:matrix.org Matrix channel.

- 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,
March 16, 2024

Carlos Garcia Campos
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