WPE WebKit 2.40.0 released


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 -DENABLE_WPE_1_1_API=ON.
  • 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 features (reference).
  • Added new API to register user script message handlers that return values asynchronously (reference).
  • Added new API to get the request body of a WebKitURISchemeRequest (reference).
  • Added new API to run JavaScript code that may use asynchronous constructs, like Promise and await (reference).
  • 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.


wpewebkit-2.40.0.tar.xz (35.8 MiB)
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