[webkit-gtk] WebKitGTK+ 2.15.90 released!

Carlos Garcia Campos cgarcia at igalia.com
Mon Feb 20 09:51:57 PST 2017

WebKitGTK+ 2.15.90 is available for download at:

https://webkitgtk.org/releases/webkitgtk-2.15.90.tar.xz (14.0MB)
   md5sum: 3fe8258785b2a61e5019d3f2c3b316b9
   sha1sum: 3250de3b7fec690dd4b554bee071eecd15338514
   sha256sum: d9c13cf5b1db9e398d9d6a55e1b272a85e86bd00650cc068a9744864f48996ba

This is a development release leading toward 2.16 series.

What's new in the WebKitGTK+ 2.15.90 release?

  - Add an API to add a custom tab into the print dialog.
  - Update cookie manager API to properly work with ephemeral sessions.
  - Fix rendering issues in long documents with transparent background.
  - Handle extended colors in cairo and texture mapper backends.
  - Release unused UpdateAtlas and reduce the tile coverage on memory pressure.
  - The media backend now stores preloaded media in /var/tmp instead of user cache dir.
  - Fix a deadlock when the media player is destroyed.
  - Fast replay on video hide/unhide on platforms with limited video buffer pools.
  - Fix network process crashes when loading custom URI schemes.
  - Fix video rendering when switching to accelerated compositing mode.
  - Fix several crashes and rendering issues.
  - Translation updates: Brazilian Portuguese.

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 >= 1.2.3
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 https://www.webkitgtk.org, or the upstream
  site at https://www.webkit.org. People interested in contributing
  should read: https://www.webkit.org/coding/contributing.html.

- Browse the bug list at https://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,
  https://lists.webkit.org/mailman/listinfo/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 20, 2017
Carlos Garcia Campos
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