WebKitGTK+ 2.8 Arrives With Gestures & HTML5 Notifications
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME on 23 March 2015 at 10:00 AM EDT. Add A Comment
Another GNOME 3.16 package christened this morning for Wednesday's release is WebKitGTK+ 2.8.0.

Carlos Garcia Campos of Igalia has a good write-up about changes for the GNOME version of the WebKit rendering engine for the GNOME 3.16 cycle.

Among the changes made over the past half-year is gestures support via the GTK+ API, HTML5 notification support, WebView background color support, user script messages, audio improvements, HTML5 color input support, Animated PNG (APNG) support, SSL improvements, switching to bmalloc for its memory allocator, enabling concurrent JIT for this build, and other changes.

For the WebKitGTK+ 2.10 release some early plans are security improvements, sandboxing work, greater JavaScript performance, an editing API, and other changes.
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