[Slackbuilds-users] New webkit2gtk for review

Willy Sudiarto Raharjo willysr at slackbuilds.org
Sat Sep 24 23:46:02 UTC 2016

Hi all,

webkit2gtk 2.14.0 has been released few days ago and this new version
brings some new interesting features:

- Threaded compositor is enabled by default in both X11 and Wayland.
- Accelerated compositing is now supported in Wayland.
- Clipboard works in Wayland too.
- Memory pressure handler always works even when cgroups is not present
or not configured.
- The HTTP disk cache implements speculative revalidation of resources.
- DRI3 is no longer a problem when using the modesetting intel driver.
- The amount of file descriptors that are kept open has been drastically

The most exciting feature is threaded compositor. Basically it moved the
accelerated compositing to second thread, so it will have better
throughput. You can read the detail and a comparison video here:

While it doesn't bring new APIs, it's still better to be cautious of
regression introduced by this new version. For that reason, i put the
new webkit2gtk in a separate branch for review: webkit2gtk-review.

There are 3 packages that have a hard dependency of webkit2gtk at this

This is a good time to test them before i merge them in next week's
public update.

happy testing :)

Willy Sudiarto Raharjo

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