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WebKitGTK+ 2.1.91 Supports Wayland As A Target

Wayland

Published on 15 September 2013 10:12 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland
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WebKitGTK+ 2.1.91 was released earlier this week by Igalia and among its changes include support for building this GNOME port of the WebKit rendering engine with Wayland as a target.

WebKitGTK+ 2.2 will be released soon and with it comes work on supporting Wayland as an alternative to X11. Several months back I wrote about it on Phoronix when Igalia developers began talking about their work on porting WebKitGTK+ to Wayland. Among the applications depending upon this GTK+ port of WebKit are GNOME's Epiphany web-browser and the Midori browser, which was already ported to Wayland this year.

Aside from WebKitGTK+ 2.1.91 having support for building with Wayland as a platform target, this new development release has made the GStreamer source element thread-safe, the WebKitGTK+ build should be back to working on GNU/Hurd, accelerated compositing detection, and rendering fixes.

More details on WebKitGTK+ 2.1.91 can be found via its mailing list announcement.

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