[webkit-gtk] WebKitGTK+ 2.7.90 released!

Carlos Garcia Campos cgarcia at igalia.com
Tue Feb 17 10:00:44 PST 2015

WebKitGTK+ 2.7.90 is available for download at:

http://webkitgtk.org/releases/webkitgtk-2.7.90.tar.xz (9.9MB)
   md5sum: 4accb119f7cdda86c1c75d3f9b075464
   sha256sum: 3f64a85a60aa6dc7a11db0b9b8556d9def96415cfd880ab5972ac39234ac253a

This is a development release leading toward 2.8 series.

What's new in the WebKitGTK+ 2.7.90 release?

  - Use the new memory allocator bmalloc instead of TCMalloc which drastically improves
    the overall performance.
  - Remove WebKitWebView::close-notification signal and add WebKitNotification::closed
  - Implement support for new AtkRole types for MathML.
  - Add support for input color type.
  - Add API to allow overriding the default color chooser implementation.
  - Resize the accelerating compositing window to a minimum size again after leaving
    accelerated compositing mode to save memory.
  - Ensure WebKitFrame objects are released when the frame is destroyed.
  - Clear the GObject DOM bindings internal cache when frames are destroyed.
  - Implement page overlays to bring back the inspector element highlighting.
  - Fix startup runtime critical warnings when using the network process.
  - Fix the build with recent versions of GLib that have GMutexLocker.
  - Fix the gtk-doc generation to appear in DevHelp.

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,
February 17, 2015
Carlos Garcia Campos
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