Update: in good old brown paper-bag bug tradition we messed up the soversion calculation in 1.1.2, so please use the new and improved 1.1.3. Sorry for the trouble
As promised, just before GNOME 2.26, two new releases.
– Added support for downloads: a new signal, ‘download-requested’,
will be emitted by WebKit when a download is requested. On top of
that, the download process has been encapsulated in a new object,
WebKitDownload, which allows the user to control it or to start
new downloads from the client side.
– Added webkit_web_view_get_encoding to get the automatic encoding
of the current page.
– Added GObject properties for ‘encoding’ and ‘custom-encoding’.
which allows to enable and disable the profiling functionality.
– Added API to create and add history items to WebKit’s history.
– Improved debugging support with WEBKIT_DEBUG environment
variable. Most of the settings will only give useful output for
debug builds, but WEBKIT_DEBUG=Network will log all HTTP traffic
form libsoup to console. See WebCore/platform/gtk/LoggingGtk.cpp
for all the options available.
– Lots of bugfixes.
Get it in our download page!
One last thing about WebKitGTK+: we plan to release one *unstable* 1.1.x version every two weeks until GNOME 2.28, where we’ll release a new stable 1.2.0 version (basically, we follow GNOME/Kernel versioning system). As in GTK+, the stability of newly introduced API during the development cycle is not guaranteed; we won’t break it willy-nilly, but we’ll do it if we feel we have to in order to get the best possible API.
Second, the first Epiphany release of the WebKit era: Epiphany 2.27.0. This is the first unstable release of the 2.27.x cycle, and the goal is to get as many people as possible testing it to have a solid 2.28.
What’s in it?
We have some new pretty eye candy, like the new progress-in-entry (thanks to the GTK+ guys for the functionality and to Benjamin Berg for the emergency theming fix!):
We suppor the WebKit WebInspector, with similar functionality to the Firefox Firebug extension:
We are also fixing “historical” bugs, like an option to force all windows to be opened in a tab (gconf key /apps/epiphany/general/open_new_windows_in_tab), or storing all auth data in gnome-keyring (already working for HTTP auth if you pass –enable-gnomekeyring to WebKitGTK+, storing auth data from forms is still missing).
We have done a lot since those early snapshots that were shipped with 2.22.x and 2.24.x (until we removed them because people thought that was the state-of-the-art webkit backend, which has always been in trunk and has never been released until now), and the browser is well into ‘dogfoodable’ territory, so I encourage everyone interested to give this a try and report all issues.
Thanks to all the contributors to WebKit and all the other modules we use, it’s a pleasure to be one little cog in the machine