[webkit-gtk] WebKitGTK+ 1.7.2 released!

Carlos Garcia Campos cgarcia at igalia.com
Mon Nov 21 05:57:46 PST 2011

WebKitGTK+ 1.7.2 is available for download at:

http://webkitgtk.org/webkit-1.7.2.tar.xz (6.7MB)
   md5sum: 792ad116fa09efb738c3ef8e71ae9857
   sha256sum: 28dc5be34128051738764972af784797f67d70687ed049c663e3af53ebc0ccba

This is a development release leading toward 1.8 series.

What's new in the WebKitGTK+ 1.7.2 release?

  - Fix process freeze when right-clicking on windowless Flash.
  - Performance improvements by avoiding unnecessary clips while
  - Notify errors happening on downloads not started by a web view.
  - Allow building with GLib >= 2.31.
  - Significant JavaScript performance improvements on x86 and x86-64.
  - Fix application cache directory in WebKit2.
  - Add initial support for cookies in WebKit2.
  - Implement support for downloads in WebKit2.
  - Add methods to load HTML and plain text to WebKit2 GTK+ API.
  - Add webkit_web_view_get_uri() to WebKit2 GTK+ API.
  - Don't show items in option elements with display:none.
  - Add webkit_web_view_load_request() to WebKit2 GTK+ API.
  - Add support for WebAudio AudioFileReader.
  - Port MiniBrowser to use WebKit2 GTK+ API instead of the C API.
  - Add more settings to WebKitSettings in WebKit2 GTK+ API: Private
    browsing, developer extras, resizable text areas, tabs to links,
    caret mode, font settings, default charset.
  - Fix windowless plugins drawing in WebKit2.
  - Fix memory leak when fullscreening a video.
  - Remove visited links from page's page group when clearing back
    forward list.
  - Switch to a backing store approach for painting WebKitWebView. It
    improves scrolling performance.
  - Add methods to get/set the settings of a web view to WebKit2 GTK+
  - Add webkit_settings_new_with_settings() to WebKit2 GTK+ API.
  - Add title property to WebKitWebView in WebKit2 GTK+ API.

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 >= 2.33.6
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,
November 21, 2011
Carlos Garcia Campos
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