December 17, 2012
GNOME WebKitGTK+ hackfest
The GNOME Foundation is pleased to announce the conclusion of the WebKitGTK+Hackfest. The hackfest was held December 9-12 and was hosted once again at the Igalia offices in A Coruña, Spain. This hackfest has been very successful with more than twenty attendees from Igalia, Collabora, Adobe, Intel, Samsung and Red Hat.
The hackfest was extremely productive, and highlights of the tasks that were worked on there include:
- Many improvements in Web, the GNOME web browser: a new incognito mode to minimize the risk of being tracked both on the internet and in your own computer, a slick new UI for the search, revamping the creation of Web applications by selecting better icons and names, adding undo close tabs, preventing empty download-only windows and preliminary work for the integration of the Document Viewer in the browser.
- Switching from Pango to Harfbuzz to render complex text.
- Porting the WebAudio backend to GStreamer 1.0.
- Better DOM bindings.
- Many bugs fixed for accelerated compositing with Clutter, both in ELF and GTK+ ports.
- Stabilization of the libsoup API.
- 2D-canvas accelerated support using Cairo OpenGL.
- Better HTML5 media controls.
- A new API to retrieve a screenshots from web pages.
- Progress in accessibility support.
The GNOME Foundation and community are very grateful to the sponsors of this event: