Thursday I tagged QtWebKit 2.3.2. To avoid confusion I will present both QtWebKit for Qt 5.1 and QtWebKit 2.3.2.
The new features in QtWebKit for Qt 5.1 can be seen on http://qt-project.org/wiki/New-Features-in-Qt-5.1 . Let me expand a few interesting ones below:
Improved garbage collection: Garbage collection have been improved by implemented the activity triggered garbage collected and the incremental sweeping garbage collector. The first means that garbage collection can now be triggered by new allocations. This is more likely to keep the memory usage constant, by spending time to find garbage each time more memory are allocated. The second means that garbage collection will now run incrementally which means JS will now cause shorter CPU stalls when under pressure. Also in QtWebKit 2.3.2.
Improved font rendering: In Qt 5.1 QtWebkit now defaults to enabling font kerning Previously kerning could be enabled using '-webkit-font-kerning: normal' but doing so would incur a big performance hit because a complex font rendering path would be used (the slowl path used when complex shaping is required). In Qt 5.1 we can now renderer kerned text in the fast font rendering path, which means we can now enable it when '-webkit-font-kerning' is set to 'auto' which is default. This is Qt 5.1 only because it depends on new features added there.
Support for WOFF fonts: We have added support for the WOFF web-font format. This feature depends on the presence of the zlib library when building WebKit. This work was also cherry-picked for QtWebKit 2.3.2.
Qt 5.1 is available at http://qt-project.org/downloads
QtWebKit 2.3 for Qt 4.8 is maintained at https://gitorious.org/+qtwebkit-developers/webkit/qtwebkit-23 and the tarball 2.3.2 is https://gitorious.org/webkit/qtwebkit-23/archive-tarball/qtwebkit-2.3.2
Best wishes here from Bilbao (Akademy + QtCS)
Edit: correct tarball link