[webkit-gtk] WebKitGTK+ 2.8.5 released!

Carlos Garcia Campos cgarcia at igalia.com
Thu Aug 6 03:14:31 PDT 2015

WebKitGTK+ 2.8.5 is available for download at:

http://webkitgtk.org/releases/webkitgtk-2.8.5.tar.xz (10.0MB)
   md5sum: df79991848a5096d3a75289ebce547ae
   sha256sum: 3d1f0c534935f43fd74df90f2648fcee672d60f1f57a30fa557a77891ae04d20

This is a bug fix release in the stable 2.8 series.

What's new in the WebKitGTK+ 2.8.5 release?

  - Fix the window size reported when the web view isn't realized yet. This fixes the layout of
    some websites when opening new tabs in the browser and anchor links when opened in new tabs too.
  - Prevent clipboard contents from being lost when web process finishes.
  - Always allow font matching for strong aliases.
  - Move GStreamer missing plugins installer to the UI process.
  - Fix a crash when spell checker returns no guesses.
  - Fix a crash when SoupSession is destroyed in exit handler.
  - Fix a crash closing a page when default context menu is open.
  - Several crashes and rendering issues fixed.
  - Translation updates: Swedish.

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,
August 06, 2015

Carlos Garcia Campos
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