NW.js v0.13.0-rc1 Release Notes


We are excited to announce NW.js 0.13.0-rc1. Chromium is updated to latest stable version 49, which is just announced in upstream (49.0.2623.75); Node.js is updated to 5.7.0.

The update to Chromium 49 features CSS custom properties, background sync with service workers, improved ECMAScript 2015 support and more, see http://blog.chromium.org/2016/02/chrome-49-beta-css-custom-properties.html

A new method 'registerStream()' is added to 'nw.Screen.DesktopCaptureMonitor', so video conference applications are able to launch video chat in getUserMedia() without blocking on user's input. See the docs for more information: http://docs.nwjs.io/en/latest/References/Screen/#screendesktopcapturemonitorregisterstreamid

RC1 focuss on the rebase to Chromium 49 and Node 5.7.0. We'll continue to fix reported issues. The final version of 0.13.0 is expected to be released within Chromium 49 lifetime (before Chromium 50 release). For the plan of the upcoming 0.13 final release, see https://groups.google.com/d/msg/nwjs-general/g1OkxHl4XYs/x83fxvnbAQAJ

If you're new to this major new beta version 0.13, please read http://nwjs.io/blog/v0.13.0-beta1/


Full changelog: https://github.com/nwjs/nw.js/blob/nw13/CHANGELOG.md


SDK build:

NaCl build and other platforms: http://dl.nwjs.io/v0.13.0-rc1/

There are 3 builds for each platform - normal build, sdk build and Nacl build. Normal build doesn't have devtools, only SDK build does. lt can be opened by pressing F12 (Cmd-Alt-I on OSX). SDK packages also have more development tools to be exposed in the following releases, as well as the NaCl support.

Our build infrastructure enables live binary build from git tip so you can access to the latest binary from http://dl.nwjs.io/live-build/

Known issues



See our mailing list to discuss on this release: https://groups.google.com/d/msg/nwjs-general/3M812Nol_ZE/YA-FkrGJAgAJ