This week's qutebrowser updates

Florian Bruhin me at
Tue May 19 06:56:52 CEST 2015


Back to longer update mails! ;)

Many old(er) pull requests and branches merged this time :)


Excluding merges, 1 author has pushed 92 commits to master and 105
commits to all branches. On master, 69 files have changed and there
have been 2,644 additions and 895 deletions.

3 Pull requests merged by 2 people
16 Issues closed by 1 person
7 Issues created by 3 people


- New command `:scroll-px` which replaces `:scroll` for pixel-exact
- New setting `ui -> smooth-scrolling`.
- New setting `content -> webgl` to enable/disable WebGL.
- New setting `content -> css-regions` to enable/disable support for
  CSS Regions.
- New setting `content -> hyperlink-auditing` to enable/disable
  support for hyperlink auditing.
- Support for Qt 5.5 and tox 2.0
- New arguments `--datadir` and `--cachedir` to set the data/cache
- New arguments `--basedir` and `--temp-basedir` (intended for
  debugging) to set a different base directory for all data, which
  allows multiple invocations.
- New argument `--no-err-windows` to suppress all error windows.
- New visual/caret mode (bound to `v`) to select text by keyboard.
  Thanks to Artur Shaik for this big contribution!


- `:scroll` now takes a direction argument
  instead of two pixel arguments (`dx`/`dy`). The old form still works
  but is deprecated. It now internally uses fake keypresses to WebKit
  which makes scrolling more reliable.


- The `--no-crash-dialog` argument which was intended for debugging
  only was removed as it's replaced by `--no-err-windows` which
  suppresses all error windows.


- Fixed updating of the tab title on pages without title.
- Fixed AssertionError when closing many windows quickly.
- Various fixes for deprecated key bindings and auto-migrations.
- Workaround for qutebrowser not starting when there are NUL-bytes in
  the history (because of a currently unknown bug)
- Fixed handling of keybindings containing Ctrl/Meta on OS X.

Under the hood

- More tests were converted to pytest.
- Various refactorings.
- Various documentation improvements.
- Buildbot now also does smoke testing (starting qutebrowser to see if
  it runs successfully).
- Tests and lints for javascript have been introduced and integrated
  in buildbot.


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