[wpe-webkit] libwpe 1.4.0 released!

Adrian Perez de Castro aperez at igalia.com
Wed Sep 18 05:14:39 PDT 2019

libwpe 1.4.0 is available for download at:

https://wpewebkit.org/releases/libwpe-1.4.0.tar.xz (48.4 KiB)
   md5sum: 4b6dbaa2d40408975fe1be935367b4e8
   sha1sum: 18825932749edecd92a3bd31d4feffb5fd1150b4
   sha256sum: e2d3494fc33fe946ad917fd6a3abd127462b91bba62ef8b35507e92f8ede4188

This is the first stable release in the 1.4 series.

## Highlights in the libwpe 1.4.0 release

- New API to set the device scaling factor. Backends and WebKit embedders
  can use this to e.g. support HiDPI displays.
- New API to to obtain the root accessibility object for a view backend.
- API reference documentation can now be built with HotDoc. Descriptions
  for most functionality is still missing, though.
- Fix build failure on systems where libxkbcommon has its headers installed
  in a non-standard location.

## What is libwpe?

libwpe is the library that WPE WebKit uses to load different backend
implementation modules, which themselves provide adaptations for running
WPE WebKit on different platforms.

## More Information

If you want to know more about the project or get in touch with use
you may:

- Visit our website at https://wpewebkit.org, or the upstream
  site at https://webkit.org. People interested in contributing
  should read https://webkit.org/coding/contributing.html

- Browse the bug list at https://github.com/WebPlatformForEmbedded/libwpe/issues
  A bug report with a minimal, reproducible test cases is often just
  as valuable as a patch.

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

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

## Thanks

Thanks to all the contributors who made this release possible.

The WPE WebKit Team,
September 18th, 2019
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