QtWebKit 2.3 beta 2 tagged.

Just a quick update to tell you beta 2 of QtWebKit 2.3 has been tagged. I am planning to tag the release before the end of the month.

I would like to already now thank for all the encouragement and backup I have received on the project, Qupzilla and rekonq developers have been very helpfully and are already recommending to use QtWebKit 2.3 beta together with their applications, and a handfull of linux distros have been packaging it. The only thing missing is more feedback from Mac or Windows developers. On Linux this beta could be considered release quality, but on Mac and Win, there are still some issues I hope can get ironed out soon.

Fixed in beta 2:
* HTML5 notifications.
* Crashes related to history (you may lose the history on upgrade though, since the format has been upgraded).
* Lots of corner case crashes.
* Performance of large box shadows (as used on pastebin and paste.kde).
* Fixed evaluation of 'forms.elements.length' on sites with a form element called 'length'.


Edit: Updated link to trimmed tarball.


To create a source tar-ball for packaging. Just delete the LayoutTests directory. This will bring the size down from 1.2Gbyte to around 30Mbyte. This is what we do when packaging QtWebKit with Qt.

By Allan Sandfeld at Fri, 02/15/2013 - 15:37

I have updated the release to beta2b, which has stripped the tests and other non sources from the tree.

By Allan Sandfeld at Fri, 02/15/2013 - 15:58

With my distribution packager hat on (to help with planning inclusion and future release), can you share any sort of release plan or schedule?

By rdieter at Fri, 02/22/2013 - 18:31

$subject says it all, ran into a few minor issues building this for fedora, so any pointers on where best to report issues or provide patches would be appreciated too.

By rdieter at Fri, 02/22/2013 - 18:32

Bugs should be reported on bugs.webkit.org, and begin with bugname [Qt4] and be blocking https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=88186, though this should not be used for end-user reported bugs. Note that since QtWebkit 2.3 is in an external branch, the review and commit-queue features of webkit bugtracker should not be used.

I plan to release RC1 on friday, and continue with either another RC next week or a release.

You can always catch me or other QtWebKit developers on #qtwebkit channel on freenode IRC.

By Allan Sandfeld at Tue, 02/26/2013 - 19:45