[webkit-gtk] WebKitGTK+ 2.10.5 released!

Carlos Garcia Campos cgarcia at igalia.com
Wed Jan 20 05:25:46 PST 2016

WebKitGTK+ 2.10.5 is available for download at:

http://webkitgtk.org/releases/webkitgtk-2.10.5.tar.xz (10.5MB)
   md5sum: bb3bd727960630bb4cbaddf8b1632d18
   sha256sum: 785d5e98eaf07be15fb8891b7d5b13a2df7072c609b3ee631ca07d5dea1d79fa

This is a bug fix release in the stable 2.10 series.

What's new in the WebKitGTK+ 2.10.5 release?

  - Disable DNS prefetch when a proxy is configured.
  - Reduce the maximum simultaneous network connections to match other browsers.
  - Make WebKitWebView always propagate motion-notify-event signal.
  - Add a way to force accelerating compositing mode at runtime using an environment variable.
  - Fix input elements and scrollbars rendering with GTK+ 3.19.
  - Fix rendering of lines when using solid colors.
  - Fix UI process crashes related to not having a main resource response when the load is
    committed for pages restored from the history cache.
  - Fix a WebProcess crash when loading large contents with custom URI schemes API.
  - Fix a crash in the UI process when the WebView is destroyed while the screensaver DBus proxy
    is being created.
  - Fix WebProcess crashes due to BadDrawable X errors in accelerated compositing mode.
  - Fix crashes on PPC64 due to mprotect() on address not aligned to the page size.
  - Fix std::bad_function_call exception raised in dispatchDecidePolicyForNavigationAction.
  - Fix downloads of data URLs.
  - Fix runtime critical warnings when closing a page containing windowed plugins.
  - Fix several crashes and rendering issues.
  - Translation updates: French, German, Italian, Turkish.
  - Security fixes: CVE-2015-7096, CVE-2015-7098.

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 >= 2.36
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,
January 20, 2016
Carlos Garcia Campos

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