[webkit-gtk] WebKitGTK+ 2.17.1 released!

Carlos Garcia Campos cgarcia at igalia.com
Wed May 3 01:39:42 PDT 2017

WebKitGTK+ 2.17.1 is available for download at:

https://webkitgtk.org/releases/webkitgtk-2.17.1.tar.xz (14.1MB)
   md5sum: aa0d804e263530e3825126273e9e6b12
   sha1sum: e231717c48f7b5492c4cfcfaa77cd70ecb611a2e
   sha256sum: 11df5bbbd23b299e4136969b2869e01404e19def96b9d14f6caa3c7684948167

This is the first development release leading toward 2.18 series.

What's new in the WebKitGTK+ 2.17.1 release?

  - Switch to use new remote inspector infraestructure instead of legacy Web Sockets based one.
  - Add API to enable and handle Web Automation.
  - Load large images asynchronously off the main theead.
  - Use GtkFileChooserNative for open/save dialogs when available.
  - Make file chooser run as modal by default if possible.
  - Fix position of dropdown menus in Wayland.
  - Keep URI fragments after a server redirection.
  - Implement support for aria-haspopup and aria-autocomplete.
  - Implement aria-value support for focusable separators.
  - Fix playing of some live streams.

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,
May 03, 2017
Carlos Garcia Campos
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