WebKitGTK 2.38.4 released!

This is a bug fix release in the stable 2.38 series.

What’s new in the WebKitGTK 2.38.4 release?

  • Improve GStreamer multimedia playback across the board with improved codec selection logic, better handling of latency, and improving frame discard to avoid audio/video desynchronization, among other fixes.
  • Disable HLS media playback by default, which makes web sites use MSE instead. If needed WEBKIT_GST_ENABLE_HLS_SUPPORT=1 can be set in the environment to enable it back.
  • Disable threaded rendering in GTK4 builds by default, as it was causing crashes.
  • Fix MediaSession API not showing artwork images.
  • Fix MediaSession MPRIS usage when running inside a Flatpak sandbox.
  • Fix input element controls to correctly scale when applying a zoom factor different than the default.
  • Fix leakage of Web processes in certain situations.
  • Fix the injected bundle not being found when running inside a sandbox.
  • Fix the build with ENABLE_INTROSPECTION when cross-compiling.
  • FIx the build with ENABLE_WEBGL disabled.
  • Fix the build with GStreamer-based WebRTC enabled.
  • Fix the build with USE_GTK4 enabled.
  • Fix several crashes and rendering issues.

Thanks to all the contributors who made possible this release.