[wpe-webkit] WPE WebKit 2.29.1 released

Adrian Perez de Castro aperez at igalia.com
Tue Jul 21 05:58:45 PDT 2020

WPE WebKit 2.29.1 is available for download at:

https://wpewebkit.org/releases/wpewebkit-2.29.1.tar.xz (19.8 MiB)
   md5sum: bf15fb4886a1fafbba06f84797ead8a5
   sha1sum: 56d690ecdc90b78b284d645f13b870374573660d
   sha256sum: 016cbff49c9fa976f94075c681df784e83ac1b1338829d3d7b8cdad6b214cb89

This is the first development release leading towards the 2.30 series.

## What's new in WPE WebKit 2.29.1?

- Add Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP) support.
- Add webkit_authentication_request_get_security_origin.
- Add support for video formats in img elements.
- Add API to handle video autoplay policy that now defaults to disallow autoplay videos with audio.
- Add API to mute a web view.
- Add API to allow applications to handle the HTTP authentication credential storage.
- Add API to configure and handle the DOM cache.
- Add API to configure and handle Service Worker registrations.
- Add a WebKitSetting to set the media content types requiring hardware support.
- Add support for sndio to bubblewrap sandbox.
- Add support for website data to the existing permission request API.
- Add support for rendering many user interface controls (scroll bars, progress bars,
  spin buttons, menu lists, sliders, etc.)
- Add USER_AGENT_BRANDING build option.
- Use a mobile User-Agent string on tablets and handheld devices.
- Change the cookies accept policy to always when no-third-party is set and ITP is enabled.
- Enable kinetic scrolling with async scrolling.
- Bubblewrap sandbox should not attempt to bind empty paths.
- Fix several race conditions and threading issues in the media player.
- Fix web process hangs on large GitHub pages.
- Fix a race condition causing a crash in media player.
- Fix several crashes and rendering issues.

## 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 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://bugs.webkit.org
  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,
July 21st, 2020

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