[webkit-gtk] WebKitGTK+ 2.15.3 released!

Carlos Garcia Campos cgarcia at igalia.com
Fri Jan 20 00:19:40 PST 2017

WebKitGTK+ 2.15.3 is available for download at:

https://webkitgtk.org/releases/webkitgtk-2.15.3.tar.xz (25.1MB)
   md5sum: ccbaeb998049fbd134166f81b451ae77
   sha1sum: dafb903abd756d2a53e3cab17a1d6b79bd8d39dc
   sha256sum: 2f93245918d92e4010ea6cb72096b5a1357fb3f8d1dfdbf4873b7174cd2ac8ec

This is a development release leading toward 2.16 series.

What's new in the WebKitGTK+ 2.15.3 release?

  - Add API to set network proxy settings.
  - Add API to set initial notification permissions.
  - Add WebKitSecurityOrigin to the API.
  - Add tag property to WebKitNotification.
  - Create GLX OpenGL contexts using version 3.2 (core profile) when available to reduce the memory
    consumption on Mesa based drivers.
  - Improve memory pressure handler to reduce the CPU usage on memory pressure situations.
  - Add support for key and code properties on keyboard events.
  - More user agent string improvements to improve compatibility with several websites.
  - Fix network process crashes when loading custom URI schemes.
  - Fix web process crash when closing the web view in X11.
  - Fix several crashes and rendering issues.
  - Translation updates: German.

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,
January 20, 2017
Carlos Garcia Campos
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