[webkit-gtk] WebKitGTK+ 2.21.1 released!

Carlos Garcia Campos cgarcia at igalia.com
Wed Apr 18 01:59:54 PDT 2018

WebKitGTK+ 2.21.1 is available for download at:

https://webkitgtk.org/releases/webkitgtk-2.21.1.tar.xz (16.0MB)
   md5sum: d6ccfb107075458e1ed8cc31e1742b7b
   sha1sum: e0ba8e92f9ca82456b73d5897c9273f28432b2e5
   sha256sum: 988e29a78a094968bbec1ccffc8bea00af4048893c0db966046ad431b402ad50

This is the first development release leading toward 2.22 series.

What's new in the WebKitGTK+ 2.21.1 release?

  - Add initial JavaScriptCore GLib API.
  - Use JavaScriptCore GLib API in WebKit layer and deprecate most of the DOM bindings API as well as
    methods using the JavaScriptCore C API.
  - Switch to use complex text code path unconditionally.
  - Properly close the connection to the Wayland nested compositor in the WebProcess.
  - Implement support for Graphics ARIA roles.
  - Add playbin3 support to GStreamer media backend.
  - Fix a deadlock when destroying the media player in non accelerated compositing mode.
  - 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

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,
April 18, 2018
Carlos Garcia Campos
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