[webkit-gtk] WebKitGTK+ 2.5.1 released!

Carlos Garcia Campos cgarcia at igalia.com
Fri Aug 1 01:58:46 PDT 2014

WebKitGTK+ 2.5.1 is available for download at:

http://webkitgtk.org/releases/webkitgtk-2.5.1.tar.xz (10.0MB)
   md5sum: f57a01770c62d365cd0421c6e1234a0b
   sha256sum: 3e66b0b932bd79c0e63eda4ab59b12bfff0daefeb0b5aa34a8eb902b5761368e

This is the first development release leading toward 2.6 series.

** IMPORTANT: This release breaks ABI/API. Binary version is now 4.0.
See the release notes below for the list of API changes.

** IMPORTANT: This release uses CMake instead of autotools. The
equivalent to configure, make and make install now would be something
like this:

$ cd webkitgtk-2.5.1
$ make
# make install

What's new in the WebKitGTK+ 2.5.1 release?

  - WebKit1 API has been removed.
  - Binary version bump to make WebKit1 and WebKit2 parallel installable.
  - Switch to CMake build system.
  - The WebKitWebView::create signal now receives a WebKitNavigationAction
    with information about the navigation action that triggered the signal.
  - WebKitWebViewGroup has been removed from the API and WebKitUserContentManager
    has been added to handle user stylesheets.
  - WebKitCertificateInfo has also been removed. WebKitWebView::load-failed-with-tls-errors
    signal now receives a GTlsCertificate and GTlsCertificateFlags, and
    webkit_web_context_allow_tls_certificate_for_host() receives a GTlsCertificate.
  - The view mode API (webkit_web_view_set_view_mode() and webkit_web_view_get_view_mode())
    has been removed, since WebCore doesn't support view source mode anymore.
  - The DOM bindings API has been split into stable and unstable parts,
    and all deprecated methods have been removed. The stable part will
    keep API/ABI backwards compatibility, while the unstable part might change.
  - Add API to load arbitrary data optionally giving the encoding and MIME Type.
  - Add support for plugins using GTK+ 3.
  - Add HighDPI support for non-accelerated compositing contents.
  - Use a different user agent string depending on the site.

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+ >= 3.6.0
glib >= 2.33.2
libsoup >= 2.40.3
cairo >= 1.10.2
libxml >= 2.8.0
libxslt >= 1.1.7
HarfBuzz >= 0.9.2
fontconfig >= 2.8.0
FreeType2 >= 2.4.2
gtk+ >= 2.24.10

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

GObject introspection
gstreamer >= 1.0.3
GeoClue >= 2.1.5
cairo-gl >= 1.10.2

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 development mailing list,


Thanks to all the contributors who made possible this release, they
are far too many to list!

The WebKitGTK+ team,
August 01, 2014
Carlos Garcia Campos
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