[wpe-webkit] WPE WebKit 2.38.4 released

Adrian Perez de Castro aperez at igalia.com
Wed Feb 1 18:09:08 PST 2023

WPE WebKit 2.38.4 is available for download at:

https://wpewebkit.org/releases/wpewebkit-2.38.4.tar.xz (29.1 MiB)
   md5sum: 1c947ef5b73049fc6c102c92013009bf
   sha1sum: 7fe9a7d98401256b0c9872f1c2b702e56840cbd3
   sha256sum: 8c1bc113ef151fb0be2640824d323bc755dc97295ab7a1bc05e7ec589937a07b

This is a bug fix release in the stable 2.38 series.

## What's new in WPE WebKit 2.38.4?

- Improve GStreamer multimedia playback across the board with improved
  codec selection logic, better handling of latency, and improving
  frame discard to avoid audio/video desynchronization, among other
- Disable HLS media playback by default, which makes web sites use MSE
  instead. If needed WEBKIT_GST_ENABLE_HLS_SUPPORT=1 can be set in the
  environment to enable it back.
- Fix MediaSession API not showing artwork images.
- Fix MediaSession MPRIS usage when running inside a Flatpak sandbox.
- Fix input element controls to correctly scale when applying a zoom
  factor different than the default.
- Fix leakage of Web processes in certain situations.
- Fix the injected bundle not being found when running inside a sandbox.
- Fix the build with ENABLE_INTROSPECTION when cross-compiling.
- FIx the build with ENABLE_WEBGL disabled.
- Fix the build with GStreamer-based WebRTC enabled.
- 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 chat at #wpe channel at irc.oftc.net, or the #wpe:matrix.org room

- Subscribe to the webkit-wpe at lists.webkit.org mailing list,
  or the WebKit general development mailing list

## Thanks

Thanks to all the contributors who made this release possible.

The WPE WebKit Team,
February 2nd, 2023

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