WebKitGTK+ 2.6.0 released!

This is the first stable release in the 2.6 series.

Highlights of the WebKitGTK+ 2.6.0 release

  • WebKit1 API has been removed.
  • Switch to CMake build system.
  • Binary version bump to make WebKit1 and WebKit2 parallel installable.
  • Several API changes.
  • The DOM bindings API has been split into stable and unstable parts.
  • Support for browser plugins using GTK+3, leaving the GTK+2 dependency optional for building a plugin process with support for GTK+2 plugins.
  • HighDPI support for non-accelerated compositing contents.
  • Dynamic user agent string depending on the site.
  • User scripts API.

For more details about all the changes included in WebKitGTK+ 2.6 see the NEWS file that is included in the tarball.

For more information about the API changes see:


For more information about the GTK+3 plugins see:


Thanks to all the contributors who made possible this release.