[webkit-gtk] WebKitGTK+ 2.6.0 released!

Carlos Garcia Campos cgarcia at igalia.com
Wed Sep 24 08:40:22 PDT 2014

WebKitGTK+ 2.6.0 is available for download at:

http://webkitgtk.org/releases/webkitgtk-2.6.0.tar.xz (9.5MB)
   md5sum: 56fa5d14c91ef07e92f6a29469916a12
   sha256sum: beb702b3d57d5323b6eecc7f517033777454ea59f1d897d2d96090756aadf4f3

This is the first stable release in the 2.6 series.

Highlights of the WebKitGTK+ 2.6.0 release

 - WebKit1 API has been removed.
 - Switch to CMake build system.
 - Binary version bump to make WebKit1 and WebKit2 parallel installable.
 - Several API changes.
 - The DOM bindings API has been split into stable and unstable parts.
 - Support for browser plugins using GTK+3, leaving the GTK+2
   dependency optional for building a plugin process with support for
   GTK+2 plugins.
 - HighDPI support for non-accelerated compositing contents.
 - Dynamic user agent string depending on the site.
 - User scripts API.

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,
September 24, 2014

Carlos Garcia Campos
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