[webkit-gtk] WebKitGTK+ 1.2.2 and 1.2.3 released!

Gustavo Noronha Silva gns at gnome.org
Fri Jul 16 06:03:15 PDT 2010


Some of you may have noticed WebKitGTK+ 1.2.2 and 1.2.3 have been
uploaded recently. Here's their announcement =). A quick summary: if
you're running the 1.2.x series upgrade to 1.2.3.

Here's some information regarding 1.2.2:

1.2.2 is an update to the 1.2.x stable series; along with a lot of
crash, and misc fixes the biggest changes are: 1) the inclusion of a new
API from the development branch (webkit_back_forward_list_clear()),
because it's simple and will help with fixing a problem in Epiphany
stable, and 2) lots of drag and drop, and clipboard related work by
Martin Robinson.

Despite not being strictly fixes, we believe the stable series has a lot
to gain from this work; a couple examples should illustrate this better:
the changes included fix both a crash when dragging links from WebKit
into other browsers, and the annoying bug that made the cursor get stuck
in a grab when dragging, sometimes.

MD5: 40338001324a38b977c163291e8816d3

Here's some information regarding 1.2.3:

To some such a quick succession in releases may look like a brown paper
bag was in order. Not strictly, but indeed 1.2.3 aims to fix some
oversights with easy fixes. First of all, WebKit was not buildable with
ICU 4.4.1, but thankfully a fix had already been checked in to trunk, so
1.2.3 includes that fix. Secondly, Debian's Michael Gilbert has done a
great job going through all CVEs released about WebKit, and including
patches in the Debian package. 1.2.3 includes all of the commits from
trunk to fix those, too.

MD5: 0ab5c478a6f5b74a1ae96bf13a456662

You can read some more details, including the list of CVEs that were
addressed, in the NEWS file:


See you,

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

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