[webkit-gtk] WebKitGTK+ 1.11.5 released!

Martin Robinson mrobinson at webkit.org
Tue Feb 5 11:11:33 PST 2013

WebKitGTK+ 1.11.5 is available for download at:

http://webkitgtk.org/releases/webkitgtk-1.11.5.tar.xz (9.1MB)
   md5sum: d49302d36afcd84bafed180e23f091ae

This is a development release leading toward 2.0.

What's new in WebKitGTK+ 1.11.5?

  - Fix crashes related to libsoup, gstreamer, and accessibility.
  - Implement the WebKit2 resources API using the injected bundle.
  - Add API to prefetch DNS of a given hostname to the WebKit2 API.
  - Move Authentication and Downloads from WebProcess to Shared in
  - Many improvements to the GStreamer backend including the
    resurrection of the native fullscreen mode for increased
    performance, support for setPreservesPitch, bug fixes, support
    for Opus files, and some other performance improvements.
  - New features enabled: CSS Image Resolution, CSS Image Orientation,
    and the performance timeline in the Web Inspector via
    resource timing and navigation timing.
  - Add support for blend modes to the Cairo backend.
  - Fix for checkSpellingOfString erroneously treating multiple words
    as spelled correctly.
  - Characters outside the BMP are now properly rendered.
  - Synthetic bold is now applied to fallback fonts properly.
  - Better drag and drop icons during drags on non-composited desktops.
  - The page title is now preserved in WebKit when disappearing when
    clicking on an anchor link.
  - The web database path setting in WebKit1 now also controls
    where IndexedDB databases are stored.
  - Fix various issues in the build tools, testing tools, Web
    Inspector, and MiniBrowser.

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 >= 2.40.0
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 this release possible, they
are far too many to list!

The WebKitGTK+ team,
February 5, 2013

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