Gtk3::WebKit - WebKit bindings for Perl


        use Gtk3 -init;
        use Gtk3::WebKit;
        my ($url) = shift @ARGV || '';
        my $window = Gtk3::Window->new('toplevel');
        $window->set_default_size(800, 600);
        $window->signal_connect(destroy => sub { Gtk3->main_quit() });
        # Create a WebKit widget
        my $view = Gtk3::WebKit::WebView->new();
        # Load a page
        # Pack the widgets together
        my $scrolls = Gtk3::ScrolledWindow->new();


This module provides the Perl bindings for the Gtk3 port of WebKit.


"Headless" Debian based systems (inc Ubuntu)

If you are running an X Server (desktop environment) then you should be fine. If you are trying to install this on a "headless" server, then you will need a framebuffer display to take the place of the X server.

The xvfb-run command can do this for you.

With Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, you'll need these (or more recent) extra deb packages:

    xvfb libgirepository1.0-dev pkg-config libgtk-3-dev libglib2.0-dev libglib2.0-0 gir1.2-webkit-3.0

At which point everything should "just work".


For any kind of help or support simply send a mail to the gtk-perl mailing list (


Emmanuel Rodriguez <>.


Copyright (C) 2011, 2012 by Emmanuel Rodriguez.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms of:

the GNU Lesser General Public License, version 2.1; or
the Artistic License, version 2.0.

This module is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

You should have received a copy of the GNU Library General Public License along with this module; if not, see

For the terms of The Artistic License, see perlartistic.