[wpe-webkit] WPE WebKit 2.39.90 released

Adrian Perez de Castro aperez at igalia.com
Wed Feb 22 14:34:35 PST 2023

WPE WebKit 2.39.90 is available for download at:

https://wpewebkit.org/releases/wpewebkit-2.39.90.tar.xz (35.8 MiB)
   md5sum: 36def91376043e3123e892336ea9965e
   sha1sum: 8da1bcab365078346db5f9a971ec7ab344448817
   sha256sum: 9fc2e39a6a4db0d4e8ee7ba051e44a8ba3fc090fa82ac9a008e3d839bdd4852d

This is a development release leading towards the 2.40 series.

## What's new in WPE WebKit 2.39.90?

- Add network session API when building with the new API.
- Add new JavaScript execution APIs.
- Add support for speech synthesis using Flite.
- Always update the active URI of WebKitFrame.
- Bring back the WebKitConsoleMessage API implementation.
- Do not allow the sandbox to mount the entire home directory.
- Fix criticals from webkitOptionMenuSetEvent when opening any combo box.
- Fix large memory allocation when uploading content.
- Fix scrolling after a history navigation with PSON enabled.
- Fix the webkit.h public header causing applications failing to build.
- Enable WebGL2 by default, which was disabled by mistake.
- Fix the build with WebGL disabled.
- Remove the favicon functionality when building with the new API.
- Make most public types final (non-derivable) and class struct declarations
  private when building with the new API.
- Merge functions of registering and unregistering script message handler in
  the new API.
- Remove most of the webkit_web_view_new_with_*() constructors when building
  with the new GLib API.
- Remove webkit_web_context_get/set_process_model when building with the new
  GLib API.
- 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 22nd, 2023

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