[webkit-gtk] WebKitGTK+ 1.7.4 released!

Carlos Garcia Campos cgarcia at igalia.com
Mon Jan 16 08:26:37 PST 2012

WebKitGTK+ 1.7.4 is available for download at:

http://webkitgtk.org/webkit-1.7.4.tar.xz (7.2MB)
   md5sum: 5e10c8c7827a57db69ec594473ee2c65
   sha256sum: 6b05c1a77aa5019cbb32b69e9db991d8d19020315562c490d207c59100ef159a

This is a development release leading toward 1.8 series.

What's new in the WebKitGTK+ 1.7.4 release?

  - Fix a11y regression: text-inserted events lack text inserted and
    current line.
  - Fix scrollbars in WebKit2 that were drawn behind the window resize
  - Fix a memory leak in WebKitWebSourceGStreamer.
  - Slider thumb is not centered on the track with the unico theme.
  - Fix context menu in WebKit2 to not dissapear right after it's shown.
  - Use GtkOrientable style class in GTK+ 3 theming code.
  - Change default WebSocket protocol to the latest one (hybi-17).
  - Fix scrollbars size with GTK+ 3.x to follow the current theme.
  - Use gdk_screen_get_monitor_workarea() when available for
  - Rename webkit_web_view_load_alternate_html as
    webkit_web_view_replace_content in WebKit2 GTK+.
  - Fix emission of ATK text-caret-moved and text-selection-changed events.
  - Add methods to get/set the WebView zoom level to WebKit2 GTK+ API.
  - Make WebProcess and PluginProcess use the same locale as the UI process.
  - Simplify WebKit2 loader client 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 >=
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,
January 16, 2012
Carlos Garcia Campos
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