[wpe-webkit] WPE WebKit 2.40.0 released

Adrian Perez de Castro aperez at igalia.com
Fri Mar 17 15:28:11 PDT 2023

WPE WebKit 2.40.0 is available for download at:

https://wpewebkit.org/releases/wpewebkit-2.40.0.tar.xz (35.8 MiB)
   md5sum: a90114f905b7996925a73dbb6a36aa72
   sha1sum: 06e475479c71c829c1eb67a77cd1e7fe7f952ad0
   sha256sum: a8ec2bcfa1613768ab3ce7f65cac4f214835266c2ff59440d72180baec3086b6

This is the first stable release in the 2.40 series.

## Highlights of the WPE WebKit 2.40.0 release

- The new 2.0 API is now considered stable. It is still possible to
  build the old 1.0 API using -USE_SOUP2=ON, or the 1.1 API using
- Support for WebGL 2, built on top of ANGLE.
- Support for the Speech Synthesis API, using Flite. This may be disabled
  at build time using -DENABLE_SPEECH_SYNTHESIS=OFF, which also avoids the
  Flite dependency.
- Support client-side TLS certificates over WebSocket connections.
- Support CSS "background-repeat: space".
- Added new API to respond to permission requests for a number of web-facing
- Added new API to register user script message handlers that return values
- Added new API to get the request body of a WebKitURISchemeRequest.
- Added new API to run JavaScript code that may use asynchronous constructs,
  like "Promise" and "await".
- Allow handling the WebKitDownload::decide-destination signal asynchronously.
- Allow copying the contents of "webkit://gpu" to the clipboard as JSON.
- Make check boxes, radio buttons, and spin buttons scale along with the
  page zoom.
- Improved scrolling performance.
- Fix inordinately large memory allocations when uploading data.

## 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,
March 17th, 2023

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