[webkit-gtk] WebKitGTK+ 2.6.2 released!

Carlos Garcia Campos cgarcia at igalia.com
Wed Oct 22 00:35:52 PDT 2014

WebKitGTK+ 2.6.2 is available for download at:

http://webkitgtk.org/releases/webkitgtk-2.6.2.tar.xz (9.5MB)
   md5sum: 92ee7b2b15cda9580b842834d4db118a
   sha256sum: 5172e9b6b65b3de3cc25bffbe109249ac79b9256d57f6a331455ae1a5ea938b9

This is a bug fix release in the stable 2.6 series.

IMPORTANT: This release changes the default policy for TLS errors, so
that they are no longer ignored unless WEBKIT_TLS_ERRORS_POLICY_IGNORE
policy is explicitly set with

What's new in the WebKitGTK+ 2.6.2 release?

  - SSLv3 is now disabled to protect us against POODLE vulnerability.
  - TLS errors are no longer ignored by default.
  - Fix the remote web inspector.
  - Fix rendering of buttons, selections and lists with recent GTK+
  - Improve performance of timers scheduled after a delay in
  - Fix WebKitSettings:enable-smooth-scrolling to actually enable
    smooth scrolling.
  - Fix the build with drag and drop support disabled.

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

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

gtk+ >= 2.24.10
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,
October 22, 2014

Carlos Garcia Campos
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