WebKit2, downloads, web apps and clang

With a slightly prolongued freeze period Midori 0.5.1 0.5.2 is out of the door. We made a big leap on the promised WebKit2 support – it’s not fully done yet but very, very usable despite not having context menus and some extensions are to be done. Definitely worth giving a go for anyone curious about multi-process goodness who can live without adblock if need be.

Downloads and web app support have both received major refactoring, making the code much more modular and approachable, and fixing buglets and adding polish along the way. Downloads work more reliably across windows and more quality control across panel and toolbar. The way is paved for even more goodness. For the first time you can manage web apps/ launchers created from within Midori graphically. This is also up for even more improvements.

To round it up a whole lot of code improvements have come from static analysis such as clang (LLVM) and other sources and a number of buglets were squashed. Despite all the bigger changes QA is looking very good. Note to self: having strict feature freeze periods before every release is paying off, even if it’s hard in a small team.

Update: I apparently goofed up the release process and 0.5.1 insists it is still 0.5.0. To reduce confusion this is 0.5.2 now, same thing, but with a proper version.

So download Midori v0.5.2 (1.1 MB) (MD5) (ChangeLog) already!

Also Midori v0.5.2 32-bit Portable for Windows (32 MB) or Midori v0.5.2 32-bit Installer for Windows (34 MB) now. You are welcome to join #midori on irc.freenode.net and help testing pre-releases for Windows. You can make the difference by helping out!

7 thoughts on “WebKit2, downloads, web apps and clang

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  2. J.C. Denton

    I liked your quote “[…]having strict feature freeze periods before every release is paying off[…]”, since I think the Linux kernel devs and a lot of other project maintainers could learn a lesson here.

    I tried some older versions of Midori and can’t install the Debian package right now since my OS is outdated and I have to reinstall. Nonetheless I think Midori is a good user agent so keep up the good work! 😉

  3. cray

    Appreciate your work. I was interested to read about porting Midori to Wayland, hope to check it out soon. Thanks

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