JEP 239: Update JavaFX/WebView to Newer Version of WebKit

Authorant
OwnerVictor Dyakov
Created2014/06/04 21:19
Updated2016/08/24 21:12
TypeFeature
StatusClosed / Delivered
Componentjavafx / web
ScopeJDK
Discussionopenjfx dash dev at openjdk dot java dot net
EffortXL
DurationXL
Priority3
Reviewed byKevin Rushforth, Victor Dyakov
Endorsed byRichard Bair
Release8u60
Issue8044852

Summary

Update the JavaFX WebView component to use the latest version of WebKit.

Motivation

WebView currently uses WebKit 123058, plus the no-JIT patch for Windows x64 (123107), released on 2012/7/19. We need to update to the latest version to pick up bug and security fixes made in the C code.

Testing

WebView already has many automated and manual tests which SQE runs to assure quality.