[webkit-gtk] WebKitGTK+ 1.6.2 released

Martin Robinson mrobinson at webkit.org
Tue Jan 31 13:25:50 PST 2012

We are happy to announce the release of WebKitGTK+ 1.6.2.




You may also access the stable branch directly from the SVN repository:

Future maintenance releases in the stable series will be made from this branch.

What's new in WebKitGTK+ 1.6.2

WebKitGTK+ 1.6.x is the third stable release in the 1.6.0 series. We
have maintained API and ABI compatibility with 1.6.1. Changes since
1.6.1 include the following bug fixes:

 Bug 69099 - [Freetype] Some text in Planet GNOME renders in the wrong place
 Bug 69840 -  Fix build with GLib 2.31
 Bug 70447 - [GTK] Streamline wk1 documentation build
 Bug 70500 - [GTK] webkitgtk's pkgconfig file needs to require javascriptcoregtk
 Bug 71001 - [GTK] Create .xz tarballs during 'make dist'
 Bug 69123 - [GTK] The process freezes when you right click on windowed Flash
 Bug 73719 - [GTK] Plugins sometimes crash WebKitGTK+ with
Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_window_get_toplevel: assertion `GDK_IS_WINDOW
(window)' failed

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


libsoup >= 2.33.6
cairo >= 1.10
fontconfig >= 2.4
FreeType2 >= 9.0
libxml >= 2.6

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

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,
January 31, 2012

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