[wpe-webkit] WPE WebKit 2.40.2 released

Carlos Garcia Campos cgarcia at igalia.com
Tue May 30 01:58:14 PDT 2023

WPE WebKit 2.40.2 is available for download at:

https://wpewebkit.org/releases/wpewebkit-2.40.2.tar.xz (36.3 MiB)
   md5sum: ef90aa029887004e7784a0d85d484a9f
   sha1sum: f11b4977d98facc00bf6fa88c31548a1e1e72dec
   sha256sum: 99b7ab42580ac5726a2c95bae90caf4cf5df89765e4a046ca72e97b7fd3bccc7

This is a bug fix release in the stable 2.40 series.

## What's new in WPE WebKit 2.40.2?

- Fix flickering on looped videos when starting again.
- Fix CPU usage on autoplaying videos.
- Enable threaded rendering by default.
- Choose amount of painting threads depending on available CPU cores.
- Make libgbm and libdrm optional dependencies.
- 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,
May 30th, 2023

Carlos Garcia Campos

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