Version 40 (modified by Michael Catanzaro, 4 years ago) (diff)


Preparing for 2.12.0

WebkitGtk+ 2.12.0 will be the next release in the stable series (following 2.10.x). We should merge not overly intrusive patches that improve stability or performance, fix build issues, etc. We branched at r 196806 (19/02/16).

When filing bugs ( against stable release, please prefix them with "[GTK] [Stable]" to ensure they are addressed with high priority. Also, running a debug build and including stack traces is highly encouraged. (Don't use "[Stable]" if the bug also applies to master, though.)

To get the stable branch code, simply check out

Over the next few weeks we'll be merging important fixes into the branch, so be sure to stay up to date. Thanks for your help!

Proposed merges for 2.12.4

  • [GTK][Stable]: Merge r201072 and r201216 (and some misc gardening of accessibility tests)
    This change brings us into better compliance with a couple of W3C specs and fixes several bugs in which the accessible name of objects was missing or broken. Because Orca doesn't always know when/if the accessible name is broken, having this fix is desirable.
    N.B. Stable-branch-compatible patch attached.
  • [GTK][Stable]: Merge r201087
    The reason the meter.html test was failing is due to lack of implementation. Also, as part of the fix, we are now exposing the aria-valuetext value which had not previously been exposed. Because aria-valuetext is used on a number of ARIA widget roles, and because meters should be accessible, this fix is desirable.
    N.B. Stable-branch-compatible patch attached.
  • Web Inspector: console.assert should do far less work when the assertion is true
  • [Wayland] PlatformDisplayWayland destructor is super crashy

Proposed merges for 2.12.3

Proposed merges for 2.12.2

Proposed merges for 2.12.1

Proposed merges for 2.11.92

Proposed merges for 2.11.91

Changes on track

Previous versions

For changes in older stable branches see: 2.10.x

Useful commands

To get a wiki-formated list of commits that just got merged:

 $ git log --pretty=oneline <commit>.. | cut -d ' ' -f 5- | sed "s,\(.\+\)\(https://bugs.*\),  * ~~[\2] ''\1''~~,"

How to add a webkit-2.12 branch to existing git-svn clone

If you have already cloned git://, it only contains a git-svn clone of the svn trunk. To add webkit-2.12 branch to there, add a new remote to .git/config:

[svn-remote "webkit-2.12"]
    url =
    fetch = :refs/remotes/git-svn-webkit-2.12

and run the following commands:

git svn fetch webkit-2.12 -r 196806
git branch webkit-2.12 git-svn-webkit-2.12
git checkout webkit-2.12
git svn rebase