WebKitGTK+ 2.8.4 released!

WebKitGTK+ 2.8.4 is available for download at:

http://webkitgtk.org/releases/webkitgtk-2.8.4.tar.xz (10.0MB)
   md5sum: 50bde91beb882250e29dfd6837f56d97
   sha256sum: 30bd366bd970d4bac2f9ef5bff0fb935376bf91ea2aaa2a5183fe5fdbec20fbd

This is a bug fix release in the stable 2.8 series.

What's new in the WebKitGTK+ 2.8.4 release?

  - Make WebSQL work by using a default quota instead of always failing in openDatabase with
    DOM Exception 18.
  - Improve detection and usage of GL/GLES/EGL libraries.
  - Fix a crash on memory allocation using bmalloc on 32bit systems.
  - Fix DOCUMENT_VIEWER cache model to actually disable the memory cache.
  - Fix a WebProcess crash after too many redirect error when there's an active NPAPI plugin.
  - Fix a WebProcess crash when gtk-font-name setting is empty.
  - Ensure Math.abs() doesn't return negative.
  - Correctly restore accelerated compositing after a WebProcess crash.
  - Respect X-Frame-Options headers when loading from application cache.
  - Several crashes and rendering issues fixed.
  - Fix the MIPS N64 detection.
  - Fix several memory leaks.
  - Translation updates: Catalan.

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 >= 2.33.2
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 >= 1.0.3
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 http://www.webkitgtk.org, or the upstream
  site at http://www.webkit.org. People interested in contributing
  should read: http://www.webkit.org/coding/contributing.html.

- Browse the bug list at http://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,
  http://lists.webkit.org/mailman/listinfo.cgi/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,
July 08, 2015
Carlos Garcia Campos

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