Xan López

Vigo (Spain)

Hacker at Igalia since February 2009

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Xan López 25/03/2013

Web 3.8: the peace dividends release

I’m very happy about this release. Thanks to hard choices that we dared to make in the past we are now breaking new ground and giving GNOME the tools to be the premier free software operating system. It’s been a long way since I spent an...

Xan López 13/12/2012

2012 WebKitGTK+ hackfest

After four years we all know the hackfest is wearing and interesting at the same time, long hacking days is the rule here. This year we got people attending from more companies and different parts of the world than ever.

Xan López 03/10/2012

On advertisement and international traveling

AdBlock, integrated For a long time our adblock story was a bit underwhelming. We had an extension to do the job, but it was buggy and it would often either not block what it had to block or block just way too much (like, the entire page). So in the last...

Xan López 11/09/2012

We are almost there: Web in 3.6.0

It’s that time of the year again where we have a look at what happened in the project in the last 6 months. In mere weeks it will be released with the shiny GNOME 3.6 (best.release.ever), but since release notes don’t write themselves...

Xan López 28/07/2012

Next on GUADEC

GUADEC has been going on for a few days already, but it is far from over. This is a short post to make some noise about some upcoming BoFs & hackfests that might not receive as much publicity as the rest of the stuff, being outside of the...


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ephy-notebook: fix memory leak

gtk_style_context_get does return a copy of the requested properties, free our pango font description.

Xan López25/03/2013

ephy-encoding-dialog: make this work again

We were not resetting correctly the internal state when getting a NULL encoding from WebKit, so the dialog would stop working after that. https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=696548

Xan López25/03/2013

ephy-embed-shell: unref downloads in dispose

This is potentially needed to break ref cycles, so just do the right thing.

Xan López24/03/2013