I don’t know…and surely more studies on this argument are necessary, otherwise after a simple downgrade of some packages dwb is back working. BUT: upgrading the packages, in order to recreate the problem and write it into the blog, dwb just keep working…but it’s very very very unstable. BOH!!! Anyway, if you want a working dwb, you have to downgrade the packages below following a GWH previous post: Downgrade a package when it crashes after a pacman upgrade.
webkitgtk-2.4.9-1-x86_64 ==> webkitgtk-2.4.7-1-x86_64 webkitgtk2-2.4.9-1-x86_64 ==> webkitgtk2-2.4.7-1-x86_64 qt5-base-5.4.2-1-x86_64 ==> qt5-base-5.3.2-2-x86_64 icu-55.1-1-x86_64 ==> icu-54.1-1-x86_64 harfbuzz-0.9.40-2-x86_64 ==> harfbuzz-0.9.36-1-x86_64 harfbuzz-icu-0.9.40-2-x86_64 ==> harfbuzz-icu-0.9.36-1-x86_64 That’s all…if I have more info about, I will give you. GWH!
DWB: no more longer maintained
As reported in the official Archlinux Wiki page – List of application – , as of October 2014 dwb is unmaintained.