[webkit-gtk] WebKitGTK+ 2.15.4 released!

Carlos Garcia Campos cgarcia at igalia.com
Tue Jan 31 03:36:45 PST 2017

WebKitGTK+ 2.15.4 is available for download at:

https://webkitgtk.org/releases/webkitgtk-2.15.4.tar.xz (13.9MB)
   md5sum: cefaa16ca228734cfce89b705c58066f
   sha1sum: 76cb6ac33ae4437e37b1d957e4640d76dd37f9b3
   sha256sum: b5548a8a0a9e3133bd5a27f4fd0307f58871409134c308a9f09db8baa83a8bf4

This is a development release leading toward 2.16 series.

What's new in the WebKitGTK+ 2.15.4 release?

  - Make accelerating compositing mode on-demand again. By default it will only be used for websites
    that require it, saving a lot of memory on websites that don't need it.
  - Add API to manage hardware acceleration policy.
  - Enable CSS Grid Layout by default.
  - Add API to create ephemeral WebViews to replace the legacy private browsing setting that is now
  - Handle HTTP authentication for downloads having a WebView associated.
  - Add API to WebKitWebsiteDataManager to handle websites data.
  - Fix BadDamage X errors happening when resizing the WebView.
  - Fix several crashes and rendering issues.

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 31, 2017
Carlos Garcia Campos
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