[webkit-gtk] WebKitGTK+ 1.9.6 released!

Carlos Garcia Campos cgarcia at igalia.com
Mon Aug 6 08:53:29 PDT 2012

WebKitGTK+ 1.9.6 is available for download at:

http://webkitgtk.org/releases/webkit-1.9.6.tar.xz (8.0MB)
   md5sum: 962128619ecadec5c69c641f0923ed82
   sha256sum: 6cb8eaf26e29ce5dc7cd5e225bcd0e5ecbd493775932e74862d232b0ffaf93ee

This is a development release leading toward 1.10.

What's new in the WebKitGTK+ 1.9.6 release?

  - Add spell checker API to WebKit2 GTK+ API.
  - Add WebKitWebView::submit-form signal to WebKit2 GTK+ API.
  - Add API to get the suggested filename from a
  - Add webkit_web_view_get_snapshot() to WebKit1 API.
  - Paste primary selection when middle clicking in X11 WebKit2.
  - Make sure WebKitWebView always has a main resource and it has
    already been set when the load has been committed, even for pages
    loaded from the history cache in WebKit2.
  - Fix a run time critical warning when gdk_window_get_cursor() is
    called before WebKitWebView has been realized in WebKit2.
  - Fix continuous insertion of newlines in Etherpad.
  - Fix several memory leaks.

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 >= 2.32.0
libsoup >= 2.39.2
cairo >= 1.10
libxml >= 2.6
fontconfig >= 2.4
FreeType2 >= 9.0

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

gtk+ >= 3.4.0
gail >= 3.0
libxslt >= 1.1.7
SQLite >= 3.0
gstreamer >= 0.10
gstreamer-plugin-base >= 0.10.30
enchant >= 0.22
Clutter >= 1.8.2
Clutter GTK+ >= 1.0.2

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 #webkitgtk+ 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,
August 06, 2012
Carlos Garcia Campos
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