[webkit-gtk] WebKitGTK+ 2.7.1 released!

Carlos Garcia Campos cgarcia at igalia.com
Tue Oct 28 07:07:51 PDT 2014

WebKitGTK+ 2.7.1 is available for download at:

http://webkitgtk.org/releases/webkitgtk-2.7.1.tar.xz (9.8MB)
   md5sum: cb7c25039143cf61580eff85a4992cce
   sha256sum: 391a65a3bd799c089f089f010764af6eaef2fe99e481aaeb1cf206039d808a52

This is the first development release leading toward 2.8 series.

What's new in the WebKitGTK+ 2.7.1 release?

  - Add initial gestures support. For now only drag, zoom and tap
    gestures are supported, but it's enough to make WebKitGTK+ usable
    in touch screens. It requires GTK+ 3.14.
  - Add webkit_hit_test_result_context_is_selection().
  - The Web Inspector now uses a separate Web Process.
  - Add implementation of subtle crypto HMAC and digest algorithms.

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 >= 2.42.0
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 28, 2014

Carlos Garcia Campos
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