WebKitGTK+ 2.16.0 released!

This is the first stable release in the 2.16 series.

Highlights of the WebKitGTK+ 2.16.0 release

  • Hardware acceleration is now enabled on demand to drastically reduce memory consumption.
  • CSS Grid Layout is enabled by default.
  • New WebKitSetting to set the hardware acceleration policy.
  • UI process API to configure network proxy settings.
  • Improved private browsing by adding new API to create ephemeral web views.
  • New API to handle website data.
  • Debug tools: memory sampler and resource usage overlay

For more details about all the changes included in WebKitGTK+ 2.16 see the NEWS file that is included in the tarball, or see:


Thanks to all the contributors who made possible this release.