[webkit-gtk] WebKitGTK+ 1.11.1 released!

Carlos Garcia Campos cgarcia at igalia.com
Tue Oct 23 08:21:29 PDT 2012

WebKitGTK+ 1.11.1 is available for download at:

http://webkitgtk.org/releases/webkitgtk-1.11.1.tar.xz (8.0MB)
   md5sum: 03ec5df752d99af9ce4c959f87edfa03
   sha256sum: 2faba29484e5b31be779f5452f436575c0db6cc29f6335edbdb95419e68c81c4

This is the first development release leading toward 2.0.

What's new in the WebKitGTK+ 1.11.1 release?

  - Make WebKitWebView work again inside a GtkOverlay by not using a
    native window for Accelerated Compositing implementation.
  - Use XDamage to improve accelerated compositing performance.
  - Enable the edge distance anti-aliasing for accelerated compositing
  - Add support to build with EGL OpenGL backend.
  - Add support for WebAudio.
  - Fix several API breaks in DOM bindings introduced in 1.9.6.
  - Save the original URI for downloaded files as GIO metadata of the
    destination file.
  - Add API for controlling the user agent to WebKit2.
  - Add API to WebKit2 to allow running JavaScripts from a
    WebKitWebView using a GResource containing the script.
  - Add Undo/Redo and SelectAll predefined editing commands to WebKit2
    GTK+ API.
  - Add a setting to enable/disable smooth scrolling to WebKit2 GTK+
  - Add API to get the web view that initiated a custom URI request to
    WebKit2 GTK+.
  - Implement ViewState methods of WebKitWebView in WebKit2.
  - Add API to get/set the security policy of a given URI scheme to
    WebKit2 GTK+.
  - Add WebKitWebView:is-loading property to WebKit2 GTK+ API.
  - Change spellchecker languages API in WebKit2 to use a GStrv for
    the list of languages to make the API more consistent and
    convenient to use.
  - Add destroy notify parameter to
    webkit_web_context_register_uri_scheme in WebKit2 GTK+ API.
  - Replace webkit_web_view_replace_content with
    webkit_web_view_load_alternate_html in WebKit2 GTK+ API.
  - Rename WebKitWebView "print-requested" signal to "print" in
    WebKit2 GTK+ API for consistenty.
  - Add API to set preferred languages to WebKit2 GTK+.
  - Add webkit_uri_response_get_suggested_filename to WebKit2 GTK+
  - Add API to save a web page in MHTML format to WebKit2 GTK+.
  - Implement smart separators for context menu in WebKit2 GTK+.
  - Sanitize the suggested filename when building the download
    destination URI in WebKit2.
  - Fix disk cache in WebKit2 to actually dump the contents to disk.
  - Fix a crash in WebKit2 when navigating between pages in the
    history cache.
  - Fix a crash in WebKit2 when a download initiated by the policy
    checker fails.
  - Fix a crash in network backend with non-UTF8 HTTP header names.
  - Properly close audio device after playing sound.
  - Purge unused favicons from IconDatabase after 30 days.
  - Properly expose <legend> elements to ATs.
  - The new accessibility CanvasRole is now mapped to ATK_ROLE_CANVAS.
  - Fix an infinite loop in accessibility code.
  - Fix a crash in
  - Fix a crash in WebCore::HTMLSelectElement::selectedIndex().
  - Fix caret-moved events not emitted for certain content.
  - Fix incorrect/unexpected characters in the text of certain
  - Implement AccessibilityUIElement::titleUIElement() and
  - Expose ROLE_TOGGLE_BUTTON instead of ROLE_PUSH_BUTTON when
    aria-pressed is present.
  - Fix LLint build with -g -02.
  - Properly process GDK_SMOOTH_SCROLL events.
  - 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,
October 23, 2012

Carlos Garcia Campos
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