[webkit-gtk] WebKitGTK+ 1.2.0 released!

Gustavo Noronha Silva gns at gnome.org
Mon Apr 5 06:19:17 PDT 2010

WebKitGTK+ 1.2.0 is available for download at:

	MD5SUM: b2bfcbc4bbf1d0a51f848cb54c21ee66

This is our first branching for a stable release that we plan to keep
supporting for a longer period (currently 6 months expected), after our
experiment with the 1.1.15 series. This release is set to go along with
GNOME 2.30.

Overview of changes from 1.1.15:

 - GObject Introspection support has been integrated;
 - Many fixes to input methods, and keyboard events handling;
 - The usual amount of accessibility work;
 - Content-Encoding support, thanks to improvements made to libsoup,
   making WebKitGTK+ able to render sites that send gzip regardless
   of what the browser advertises as supported;
 - Support for the page cache;
 - Loads of fixes and improvements to the HTML5 media player, including
   better integration with the underlying network stack, allowing it to
   work properly on well-known sites such as Vimeo, and Youtube;
 - Improved security support through many new settings that enforce
   more strict policies, such as cookie handling, and security domains
   for file:// URIs;
 - Many improvements to the plugins support, including windowless mode
   support, and Java plugin support;
 - Fast mobile scrolling by wiring up the cross-platform tiled backing
   store that was written for WebCore;
 - Spatial navigation support
 - Geolocation support, along with policy decisions API, using the 
   GeoClue service;

What is WebKitGTK+:

WebKitGTK+ is the GTK+ port of the WebKit web browser engine. Offering
WebKit's full functionality through a set of GObject-based APIs, it is
suitable for projects in need of any kind of web functionality, from a
bit of HTML/CSS in your UI to a full-fledged web browser.

How to participate:

If you want to know more about the project or get in touch with its
developers you can:

- Visit our website at http://www.webkitgtk.org, or the upstream main
 page at http://www.webkit.org

- Browse the bug list at http://bugs.webkit.org

- Join the #webkit and #webkit-gtk IRC channels at irc.freenode.net

- Subscribe to the webkit-gtk mailing list,
 http://lists.webkit.org/mailman/listinfo.cgi/webkit-gtk, or the
 webkit's general development mailing list,

The WebKitGTK+ team,
April 5, 2010.

Gustavo Noronha Silva <gns at gnome.org>
GNOME Project

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