[wpe-webkit] WPE WebKit 2.42.5 released

Adrian Perez de Castro aperez at igalia.com
Mon Feb 5 06:24:10 PST 2024

WPE WebKit 2.42.5 is available for download at:

https://wpewebkit.org/releases/wpewebkit-2.42.5.tar.xz (31.0 MiB)
   md5sum: d4bfd427199ded5a6fd91d7080290751
   sha1sum: 50a18f43452520e9f34f84c04bc0166af655ffff
   sha256sum: 4dbab6c5e6dc0c65a3d7dffc1c2390be5f9abd423faf983fe3a55fe081df0532

This is a bug fix release in the stable 2.42 series.

## What's new in WPE WebKit 2.42.5?

- Fix webkit_web_context_allow_tls_certificate_for_host to handle IPv6 URIs
  produced by SoupURI.
- Ignore stops with offset zero before last one when rendering gradients
  with Cairo.
- Write bwrapinfo.json to disk for xdg-desktop-portal.
- Support gamepad button sixteen (center button in center cluster).
- Update quirks to fix compatibility issues in a number of websites,
  including bing.com, nfl.com, msn.com, bankofamerica.com, outlook.live.com,
  hulu.com, jsfiddle.net, vote.gov, youtube.com, airtable.com, gizmodo.com,
  and ceac.state.gov among others.
- Fix incorrect periodic deletion of LocalStorage and IndexedDB databases
  for all websites.
- 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 5th, 2024
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