Michael Catanzaro

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Igalian since 2015.

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Michael Catanzaro 12/11/2018

The GNOME (and WebKitGTK+) Networking Stack

WebKit currently has four network backends: CoreFoundation (used by macOS and iOS, and thus Safari) CFNet (used by iTunes on Windows… I think only iTunes?) cURL (used by most Windows applications, also PlayStation) libsoup (used by WebKitGTK+ and...

Michael Catanzaro 07/11/2018

Mesa Update Breaks WebKitGTK+ in Fedora 29

If you’re using Fedora and discovered that WebKitGTK+ is displaying blank pages, the cause is a bad mesa update, mesa-18.2.3-1.fc29. This in turn was caused by a GCC bug that resulted in miscompilation of mesa. To avoid this bug, downgrade...

Michael Catanzaro 03/11/2018

WebKitGTK+ 2.22.2 and 2.22.3, Media Source Extensions, and YouTube

Last month, I attended the Web Engines Hackfest (hosted by Igalia in A Coruña, Spain) and also the WebKit Contributors Meeting (hosted by Apple in San Jose, California). These are easily the two biggest WebKit development events of the year, and...

Michael Catanzaro 03/11/2018

On WebKit Build Options (Also: How to Accidentally Disable Important Security Features!)

When building WebKitGTK+, it’s a good idea to stick to the default values for the build options. If you’re building some sort of embedded system and really know what you’re doing, then OK, it might make sense to change some settings and...

Michael Catanzaro 21/07/2018

On Flatpak Nightlies

Here’s a little timeline of some fun we had with the GNOME master Flatpak runtime last week: Tuesday, July 10: a bad runtime build is published.  Trying to start any application results in error while loading shared libraries: libdw.so.1: cannot...

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Changeset in webkit [239970]: Use unorm2_normalize instead of precomposedStringWithCanonicalMapping ...

2 edits in trunk/Source/WTF Use unorm2_normalize instead of precomposedStringWithCanonicalMapping in userVisibleString ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=192945 Reviewed by Alex Christensen. Replace use of the nice NSString function...

Michael Catanzaro15/01/2019

Changeset in webkit [239957]: Merge r239787 - Gigacage disabling checks should handle the ...

9 edits in releases/WebKitGTK/webkit-2.22/Source Merge r239787 - Gigacage disabling checks should handle the GIGACAGE_ALLOCATION_CAN_FAIL case properly. ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=193292 Reviewed by Yusuke...

Michael Catanzaro15/01/2019

Changeset in webkit [239956]: Merge r239245 - Gigacage runway should immediately follow the ...

2 edits in releases/WebKitGTK/webkit-2.22/Source/bmalloc Merge r239245 - Gigacage runway should immediately follow the primitive cage ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=192733 Reviewed by Saam Barati. This patch makes sure that the Gigacage...

Michael Catanzaro15/01/2019

Changeset in webkit [239950]: Merge r239873 - WorkQueue::concurrentApply() passes a raw pointer to a ...

2 edits in releases/WebKitGTK/webkit-2.22/Source/WTF Merge r239873 - WorkQueue::concurrentApply() passes a raw pointer to a temporary String to Thread::create(). ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=191350 Reviewed by Brent Fulgham. The non...

Michael Catanzaro14/01/2019

Changeset in webkit [239949]: Merge r239642 - Parsed protocol of javascript URLs with embedded ...

3 edits2 adds in releases/WebKitGTK/webkit-2.22 Merge r239642 - Parsed protocol of javascript URLs with embedded newlines and carriage returns do not match parsed protocol in Chrome and...

Michael Catanzaro14/01/2019