Install native modules for NW.js with npm
I'm here to introduce a way to install native modules for NW.js directly with npm. You won't need to rebuild each native modules one-by-one after npm install any more, which will significantly save your time on native modules.
Following instructions work for all platforms and all releases (LTS and non-LTS) of NW.js:
# Install nw-gyp globally npm install -g nw-gyp # Setup target NW.js version export npm_config_target=0.18.5 # Setup build architecture, ia32 or x64 export npm_config_arch=x64 export npm_config_target_arch=x64 # Setup env for modules built with node-pre-gyp export npm_config_runtime=node-webkit export npm_config_build_from_source=true # Setup nw-gyp as node-gyp export npm_config_node_gyp=$(which nw-gyp) # Run npm install npm install
Issues on Windows:
npm_config_node_gyp must be set to
path\to\global\node_modules\nw-gyp\bin\nw-gyp.js instead of its batch script
nw-gyp.cmd. This should be a bug of npm.
More detailed guides for using native modules with NW.js are available on the official documentation site.