[qutebrowser-announce] qutebrowser v0.11.0 released!

Florian Bruhin me at the-compiler.org
Tue Jul 4 23:51:49 CEST 2017


Hey,

after hours of struggling with things (broken scripts, GitHub being
broken, a hanging Windows VM, a macOS which refuses to unmount stuff,
etc.) I'm happy to announce that qutebrowser v0.11.0 was (finally)
released.

This release will be the last (major) release supporting legacy QtWebKit
(i.e. the non-updated version of it), Python 3.4, and Qt older than 5.7.
See https://github.com/qutebrowser/qutebrowser/issues/2742 for details.

For packagers: Note that this adds new dependencies on the Qt OpenGL
module and PyOpenGL *when using QtWebEngine*. See the changelog for
details.

The highlights of this release are probably a completely revamped
Windows binary release (new Qt, QtWebEngine, NSIS), new private browsing
(with QtWebEngine support) and pinned tabs - but there's a lot more!

The full changelog:

## New dependencies

- New dependency on `PyQt5.QtOpenGL` if QtWebEngine is used. QtWebEngine depends
  on QtOpenGL already, but on distributions packaging split PyQt5 wrappers, the
  wrappers for QtOpenGL are now required.
- New dependency on `PyOpenGL` if QtWebEngine is used.

## Added

- Private browsing is now implemented for QtWebEngine, *and changed its
  behavior*: The `general -> private-browsing` setting now only applies to newly
  opened windows, and you can use the `-p` flag to `:open` to open a private
  window.
- New "pinned tabs" feature, with a new `:tab-pin` command (bound
  to `<Ctrl-p>` by default).
- (QtWebEngine) Implemented `:follow-selected`.
- New `:clear-messages` command to clear shown messages.
- New `ui -> keyhint-delay` setting to configure the delay until
  the keyhint overlay pops up.
- New `-s` option for `:open` to force a HTTPS scheme.
- `:debug-log-filter` now accepts `none` as an argument to clear any log
  filters.
- New `--debug-flag` argument which replaces `--debug-exit` and
  `--pdb-postmortem`.
- New `tabs -> favicon-scale` option to scale up/down favicons.
- `colors -> statusbar.bg/fg.private` and `.command.private` to
  customize statusbar colors for private windows.
- New `{private}` field displaying `[Private Mode]` for
  `ui -> window-title-format` and `tabs -> title-format`.
- (QtWebEngine) Proxy support with Qt 5.7.1 (already was supported for 5.8 and
  newer)

## Changed

- To prevent elaborate phishing attacks, the Punycode version (`xn--*`) is now
  shown in addition to the decoded version for international domain names
  (IDN).
- Starting with legacy QtWebKit now shows a warning message.
  *With the next release, support for it will be removed.*
- The Windows releases are redone from scratch, which means:
  - They now use the new QtWebEngine backend
  - The bundled Qt is updated from 5.5 to 5.9
  - The bundled Python is updated from 3.4 to 3.6
  - They are now generated with PyInstaller instead of cx_Freeze
  - The installer is now generated using NSIS instead of being a MSI
- Improved `qute://history` page (with lazy loading)
- Crash reports are not public anymore.
- Paths like `C:` are now treated as absolute paths on Windows for downloads,
  and invalid paths are handled properly.
- Comments in the config file are now placed before the individual options
  instead of being before sections.
- Messages are now hidden when clicked.
- stdin is now closed immediately for processes spawned from qutebrowser.
- When `ui -> message-timeout` is set to 0, messages are now never cleared.
- Middle/right-clicking the blank parts of the tab bar (when vertical) now
  closes the current tab.
- The adblocker now also blocks non-GET requests (e.g. POST).
- `javascript:` links can now be hinted.
- `:view-source`, `:tab-clone` and `:navigate --tab` now don't open the tab as
  "explicit" anymore, i.e. (with the default settings) open it next to the
  active tab.
- `qute:*` pages now use `qute://*` instead (e.g. `qute://version` instead of
  `qute:version`), but the old versions are automatically redirected.
- Texts in prompts are now selectable.
- The default level for `:messages` is now `info`, not `error`
- Trying to focus the currently focused tab with `:tab-focus` now focuses the
  last viewed tab.
- (QtWebEngine) With Qt 5.9, `content -> cookies-store` can now be set without
  a restart.
- (QtWebEngine) With Qt 5.9, better error messages are now shown for failed
  downloads.
- (QtWebEngine) The underlying Chromium version is now shown in the version
  info.
- (QtWebKit) Renderer process crashes now show an error page on Qt 5.9 or newer.
- (QtWebKit) storage -> offline-web-application-storage` got renamed to `...-cache`
- (QtWebKit) PAC now supports SOCKS5 as type.

## Fixed

- The macOS .dmg is now built against Qt 5.9 which fixes various
  important issues (such as not being able to type dead keys).
- Fixed crash with `:download` on PyQt 5.9.
- Cloning a page without history doesn't crash anymore.
- When a download results in a HTTP error, it now shows the error correctly
  instead of crashing.
- Pressing ctrl-c while a config error is shown works as intended now.
- When the key config isn't writable, we now show an error instead of crashing.
- Fixed crash when unbinding an unbound key in the key config.
- Fixed crash when using `:debug-log-filter` when `--filter` wasn't given on startup.
- Fixed crash with some invalid setting values.
- Continuing a search after clearing it now works correctly.
- The tabbar and completion should now be more consistently and correctly
  styled with various system styles.
- Applying styiles in `qt5ct` now shouldn't crash anymore.
- The validation for colors in stylesheets is now less strict,
  allowing for all valid Qt values.
- `data:` URLs now aren't added to the history anymore.
- Accidentally starting with Python 2 now shows a proper error message again.
- For some people, running some userscripts crashed - this should now be fixed.
- Various other rare crashes should now be fixed.
- The settings documentation was truncated with v0.10.1 which should now be
  fixed.
- Scrolling to an anchor in a background tab now works correctly, and javascript
  gets the correct window size for background tabs.
- (QtWebEngine) Added a workaround for a black screen with some setups
- (QtWebEngine) Starting with Nouveau graphics now shows an error message
  instead of crashing in Qt.
- (QtWebEngine) Retrying downloads now shows an error instead of crashing.
- (QtWebEngine) Cloning a view-source tab now doesn't crash anymore.
- (QtWebEngine) `window.navigator.userAgent` is now set correctly when
  customizing the user agent.
- (QtWebEngine) HTML fullscreen is now tracked for each tab separately, which
  means it's not possible anymore to accidentally get stuck in fullscreen state
  by closing a tab with a fullscreen video.
- (QtWebEngine) `:scroll-page` with `--bottom-navigate` now works correctly.
- (QtWebKit) The HTTP cache is disabled on Qt 5.7.1 and 5.8 now as it leads to
  frequent crashes due to a Qt bug.
- (QtWebKit) Fixed Crash when a PAC file returns an invalid value.

Enjoy!

Florian

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