[webkit-gtk] WebKitGTK+ 1.7.3 released!

Carlos Garcia Campos cgarcia at igalia.com
Fri Dec 16 02:52:52 PST 2011

WebKitGTK+ 1.7.3 is available for download at:

http://webkitgtk.org/webkit-1.7.3.tar.xz (7.1MB)
   md5sum: 229d95ee3c5dd0c7692bc85dee3d3844

This is a development release leading toward 1.8 series.

What's new in the WebKitGTK+ 1.7.3 release?

  - WebGL is now enabled by default.
  - Initial support for accelerated compositing has been added.
  - Add fullscreen setting to WebKit2 GTK+ API.
  - Fix regression of Push buttons that didn't expose their displayed
    text/name to accessibility toolkit.
  - Initial UI client implementation for WebKit2 GTK+ API.
  - Implement HTML5 History APIs.
  - Implement cookies management in WebKit2.
  - Fix a crash when a download fails.
  - Add support for javascript dialogs in WebKit2 GTK+ API.
  - Add 'enable-dns-prefetching' setting to WebKit2 GTK+ API.
  - Initial support for WebAudio data playback.
  - Add enable-webaudio setting.
  - Links are now focused with Tab by default in WebKit2.
  - Fix HTML5 Youtube video fullscreen button.
  - Improve description of WebSocket errors.
  - Add WebKitWindowProperties to WebKit2 GTK+ API.
  - Fullscreen controller support for the new WebKit Fullscreen API.
  - Add WebKitURIResponse to WebKit2 GTK+ API.
  - Fix random crash in pages containing plugins.
  - Fix loading of custom fonts in some web sites like surlybikes.com
    or boingboing.net.

What is WebKitGTK+?

WebKitGTK+ is the GNOME platform port of the WebKit rendering engine.
Offering WebKit's full functionality through a set of GObject-based
APIs, it is suitable for projects requiring any kind of web
integration, from hybrid HTML/CSS applications to full-fledged web


gtk+ >= 2.10
gail >= 1.8
glib >= 2.27.90
libsoup >=
cairo >= 1.10
libxml >= 2.6
fontconfig >= 2.4
FreeType2 >= 9.0

Depending on your configuration options WebKitGTK+ may also depend on:

gtk+ >= 3.0
gail >= 3.0
libxslt >= 1.1.7
SQLite >= 3.0
gstreamer >= 0.10
gstreamer-plugin-base >= 0.10.30
enchant >= 0.22
libfftw >= 3.2.2

More information

If you want to know more about the project or get in touch with us
you may:

- Visit our website at http://www.webkitgtk.org, or the upstream
  site at http://www.webkit.org. People interested in contributing
  should read: http://www.webkit.org/coding/contributing.html.

- Browse the bug list at http://bugs.webkit.org, WebKitGTK+ bugs are
  typically prefixed by "[GTK]." A bug report with a minimal,
  reproducible test case is often just as valuable as a patch.

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

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


Thanks to all the contributors who made possible this release, they
are far too many to list!

The WebKitGTK+ team,
December 16, 2011
Carlos Garcia Campos
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