[wpe-webkit] WPE WebKit 2.24.1 released!

Adrian Perez de Castro aperez at igalia.com
Fri Apr 19 11:18:10 PDT 2019

WPE WebKit 2.24.1 is available for download at:

https://wpewebkit.org/releases/wpewebkit-2.24.1.tar.xz (16.1MB)
   md5sum: 0f7b792874853416d8005b020bd90685
   sha1sum: d009c82afbc2c373a7f34ffda392e5c3b52dac7d
   sha256sum: 95f2fb68429fbd901ea415d09fdd88d6d9ac5ec2d170bec9977093b12e5093a6

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

What's new in the WPE WebKit 2.24.1 release?

  - Do not allow changes in active URI before provisional load starts for non-API requests.
  - Stop the threaded compositor when the page is not visible or layer tree state is frozen.
  - Use WebKit HTTP source element again for adaptive streaming fragments downloading.
  - Properly handle empty resources in webkit_web_resource_get_data().
  - Add quirk to ensure outlook.live.com uses the modern UI.
  - Fix methods returing GObject or boxed types in JavaScriptCore GLib API.
  - Ensure callback data is passed to functions and constructors with no parameters in JavaScriptCore GLib API.
  - Fix rendering of complex text when the font uses x,y origins.
  - Fix sound loop with Google Hangouts and WhatsApp notifications.
  - Fix the build with GStreamer 1.12.5 and GST GL enabled.
  - Fix event source priorities to avoid starvation causing the NetworkProcess to be killed in constraned environments.
  - Detect SSE2 at compile time.
  - Fix several crashes and rendering issues.
  - Security fixes: CVE-2019-6251.

What is WPE WebKit?

WPE WebKit is an embeddable 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://wpewebkit.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, WPE WebKit bugs are
  typically prefixed by "[WPE]." A bug report with a minimal,
  reproducible test case is often just as valuable as a patch.

- Join the #webkit IRC channel at irc.freenode.net.

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


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

The WPE WebKit team,
April 19, 2019

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