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WebKitGTK+ 2.22.2 released!
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Adrian Perez de Castro
2018-09-21 20:44:14 UTC
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WebKitGTK+ 2.22.2 is available for download at:

https://webkitgtk.org/releases/webkitgtk-2.22.2.tar.xz (16.0MB)
md5sum: 207d50d313c07b03726f3a7f22643934
sha1sum: ff0c40e81e240aa0743f7e6483f175defebd1417
sha256sum: 345487d4d1896e711683f951d1e09387d3b90d7cf59295c0e634af7f515e99ba

This is a bug fix release in the stable 2.22 series.

What's new in the WebKitGTK+ 2.22.2 release?
============================================

- Several fixes for video playback with media source extensions (MSE).
This allows using WebM support for YouTube, which no longer works through
regular video source. Note that MSE is still disabled by default and
webkit_settings_set_enable_mediasource() has to be used to enable the
feature.
- Fix the build when only Wayland support is enabled and X11 headers are
not available.

What is WebKitGTK+?
===================

WebKitGTK+ is the GNOME platform 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
browsers.

More information
================

If you want to know more about the project or get in touch with us
you may:

- Visit our website at https://www.webkitgtk.org, or the upstream
site at https://www.webkit.org. People interested in contributing
should read: https://www.webkit.org/coding/contributing.html.

- Browse the bug list at https://bugs.webkit.org, WebKitGTK+ bugs are
typically prefixed by "[GTK]." A bug report with a minimal,
reproducible test case is often just as valuable as a patch.

- Join the #webkit and #webkitgtk+ IRC channels at irc.freenode.net.

- Subscribe to the WebKitGTK+ mailing list,
https://lists.webkit.org/mailman/listinfo/webkit-gtk, or the
WebKit development mailing list,
https://lists.webkit.org/mailman/listinfo/webkit-dev

Thanks
======

Thanks to all the contributors who made possible this release, they
are far too many to list!

The WebKitGTK+ team,
September 21, 2018
Adrian Perez de Castro
2018-09-21 21:37:01 UTC
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Hello all,

First, note that the 2.22.2 release tarball is signed with my PGP key
(the same as for this e-mail) instead of Carlos Garcia's. This is not a
mistake, and I will be helping out with releases when needed. Hopefully
this wills not cause much inconvenience to packagers.

We wanted to make today's release sooner rather than later and I happened
to be available around the time when the contents of the release were ready.
Post by Adrian Perez de Castro
What's new in the WebKitGTK+ 2.22.2 release?
============================================
- Several fixes for video playback with media source extensions (MSE).
This allows using WebM support for YouTube, which no longer works through
regular video source. Note that MSE is still disabled by default and
webkit_settings_set_enable_mediasource() has to be used to enable the
feature.
There is one note I would like to make about this: there are known issues
related to video playback using MSE, and work is ongoing to provide fixes
and further improvements in this area. Nevertheless, it was decided that
it would be better to do a stable release of WebKitGTK+ that makes YouTube
again useable as soon as possible.

Last but not least, please be aware that changes in GStreamer are needed
as well for improving MSE playback, in particular for WebM streams. We are
working to get the needed patches merged as well. Either an update to a
yet-to-be-released version of GStreamer will be needed, or we may post
a list of GStreamer patches that distributors may want to apply as part
of their build process.

Best regards,

-Adrian

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