[webkit-gtk] WebKitGTK+ 2.17.4 released!

Carlos Garcia Campos cgarcia at igalia.com
Mon Jun 19 00:27:57 PDT 2017

WebKitGTK+ 2.17.4 is available for download at:

https://webkitgtk.org/releases/webkitgtk-2.17.4.tar.xz (14.0MB)
   md5sum: e989e95dc3f0e178756684bb26481636
   sha1sum: 8073cb71a794fee919c47ec092b1d1a5bac4dc84
   sha256sum: a497eb3c1a8cbc78ccdeb6d7d22557a33ae879e80521d968eaa095a62c9f8526

This is a development release leading toward 2.18 series.

What's new in the WebKitGTK+ 2.17.4 release?

  - Add API to allow overriding popup menus.
  - Add kinetic scrolling support.
  - Improve theme rendering performance when using GTK+ >= 3.20.
  - Improve error message when webkit_web_view_run_javascript() fails due to a JavaScript exception.
  - Fix artifacts when rendering large images.
  - Fix blob downloads.
  - Fix web process deadlock when seeking youtube videos.
  - Fix alpha premultiplying when using cairo to draw the video frames.
  - Fix web process deadlock when closing the remote inspector frontend.
  - Update several web inspector icons.
  - Fix several crashes and rendering issues.
  - Translation updates: Spanish.

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,
June 19, 2017
Carlos Garcia Campos
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