So, another two weeks, another release. I suppose nobody would have noticed, but we are releasing on Mondays instead of Sundays because we figured it was better to have reviewers around for the inevitable last minute commits. This time we helped Darin to fix a nasty regression on IRC which would have been a shame to ship with, so yeah, it happened again.
The big visible things on this release are preliminary support for the HTML5 media tags (it works, I saw the Transformers trailer with it!), and a new signal, WebKitWebView::new-window-policy-decision-requested, which gives us the means to properly handle, at last, links with target=_blank (already available in Epiphany trunk). As usual there’s a bunch of bugfixes and other improvements, the complete NEWS file is:
What’s new in WebKitGTK+ 1.1.4?
– WebKitWebView gained uri and title properties, deprecating the
usage of the title-changed signal.
– Basic functionality for HTML5 media tags has been achieved; there
are many unimplented methods, and rough edges still, though.
– Font rendering received quite some love, with layouting, and
memory handling fixes, and at least one less crash.
– A new signal, new-window-policy-decision-requested, has been added
to WebKitWebView, that makes it possible for the application to
correctly decide what to do when new windows are requested.
– A bug that made tooltips for consecutive links not update their
location was fixed.
– Several improvements were made to the HTTP backend, including
making it more robust when talking to servers which send bad
– WebKitWebView now uses the GtkBinding system to handle key events,
which means that the user is now able to customize the keys used
for various operations, and that many subtle bugs have been fixed.