[webkit-gtk] WebKitGTK 2.40.0 released

Carlos Garcia Campos cgarcia at igalia.com
Fri Mar 17 05:45:33 PDT 2023

WebKitGTK 2.40.0 is available for download at:

https://webkitgtk.org/releases/webkitgtk-2.40.0.tar.xz (38.2MB)
   md5sum: ece1da414dcc455ad08c6b5673a125e4
   sha1sum: 70929e6162051e0b1b434049324f472507cec029
   sha256sum: a4607ea1bf89669e89b1cb2c63faaec513f93de09b6ae60cc71d6a8aab7ab393

This is the first stable release in the 2.40 series.

Highlights of the WebKitGTK 2.40.0 release

 - New GTK4 API is now stable.
 - Use ANGLE for WebGL implementation and enable WebGL2.
 - Prefer EGL over X11, intead of GLX, where available.
 - Add support for speech synthesis using Flite.
 - Enable the async clipboard API.
 - Add API to query the permission state of web features.
 - Add API to support asynchronously returning values from user script messages.
 - Make it possible to handle WebKitDownload::decide-destination signal asynchronously.
 - Add new JavaScript execution APIs.
 - Make webkit://gpu output exportable as JSON.
 - Fix large memory allocation when uploading content.

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 #webkitgtk IRC channel at irc.gnome.org or on Matrix at

- 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 17, 2023

Carlos Garcia Campos

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