[webkit-gtk] WebKitGTK+ 2.16.0 released!

Carlos Garcia Campos cgarcia at igalia.com
Mon Mar 20 05:09:58 PDT 2017

WebKitGTK+ 2.16.0 is available for download at:

https://webkitgtk.org/releases/webkitgtk-2.16.0.tar.xz (14.0MB)
   md5sum: 575edee5f4d62ffd80ad68b9b9893933
   sha1sum: e89cd1bc0dbd9db8a07fbc040302e4de903ca908
   sha256sum: 5ea371d8910ef3ce7f7d087242c5646f8f3073a5298287c9eb60e055ec107cdc

This is the first stable release in the 2.16 series.

Highlights of the WebKitGTK+ 2.16.0 release

  - Hardware acceleration is now enabled on demand to drastically reduce memory consumption.
  - CSS Grid Layout is enabled by default.
  - New WebKitSetting to set the hardware acceleration policy.
  - UI process API to configure network proxy settings.
  - Improved private browsing by adding new API to create ephemeral web views.
  - New API to handle website data.
  - Debug tools: memory sampler and resource usage overlay.

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,
March 20, 2017
Carlos Garcia Campos
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