[webkit-qt] QtWebKit 2.3.1 tagged

Allan Sandfeld Jensen kde at carewolf.com
Wed Apr 17 07:05:12 PDT 2013

Hello everybody

I would just like to let you now that I have tagged QtWebKit version 2.3.1, 
the tarball is available at 

The update is mainly stability/support fixes especially on non AMD64 
platforms. There are a lot of fixes for Arm, PowerPC, MSVC and even x86 32bit.

Note that when compiling on x86 with --no-force-sse2 will now disable LLInt. 
LLInt is the low level interpreter which is used when JIT is not considered 
profitable. On x86 without SSE2, JIT will still work, but all code will then 
be JITed, meaning small JS routines will be slower, but big ones will be as 
fast as ever. The patch disabling this didn't make it for Qt 5.0.2, so please 
note that Qt 5.0.2 will currently not work out of the box on older x86 
processors without SSE2. In Qt 5.1.0 and QtWebKit 2.3.2 I expect to include a 
proper patch for LLInt without SSE2.

I have been testing QtWebKit 2.3 on Mountain Lion, but it will not build 
without some customization, since ANGLE does not compile with gcc 4.2, and the 
macx-clang profile is not included with Qt 4.8.4. You can however make a macx-
clang profile for Qt 4.8 and that appears to work.

Best regards
`Allan Sandfeld Jensen

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