[webkit-gtk] WebKitGTK+ 1.7.90 released

Martin Robinson mrobinson at webkit.org
Wed Feb 22 14:05:17 PST 2012

WebKitGTK+ 1.7.90 is available for download at:

http://webkitgtk.org/webkit-1.7.90.tar.xz (7.5MB)
  md5sum: be24fb8bd78e62000bdecda72ead120a
  sha256sum: 19e1a48fc9b051726cfe10b5cfdaae642fefa4ddf905eb7de2f2308e63cbf6c8

This is the first pre-release leading to the 1.8 series.

What's new in the WebKitGTK+ 1.7.90 release?

 - Geolocation support is built by default now. Use
   --disable-geolocation during build to disable it.
 - requestAnimationFrame support is built by default now. Use
   --disable-request-animation-frame during build to disable it.
 - Remove defunct WebInspector GSettings mapping.
 - Lots of build fixes for Windows, GNU Hurd, A64, SPARC and Alpha.
 - WebKit will try to use the default libsoup proxy resolver automatically.
 - Now interpret plugin metadata as UTF-8.
 - Web content (except plugins) should no longer steal focus from
other GTK+ widgets.

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+ >= 3.0 or gtk+ >= 2.10
gail >= 1.8
glib >= 2.31.2
libsoup >=
cairo >= 1.10
libxml >= 2.6
fontconfig >= 2.4
FreeType2 >= 9.0

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

gail >= 3.0
libxslt >= 1.1.7
SQLite >= 3.0
gstreamer >= 0.10
gstreamer-plugin-base >= 0.10.30
enchant >= 0.22

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,
February 22, 2012

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