NW.js v0.16.0 Released with Today's Chromium 52 Upgrade


We are happy to release NW.js 0.16.0 with today's Chromium stable 52. Node.js is updated to v6.3.0. It also contains new features and bug fixes since 0.15.4.

Chromium 52 contains under-the-hood performance and stability tweaks, and some cool new features to explore. See upstream blog for exciting new features and improvements in Chromium 52: http://blog.chromium.org/2016/06/chrome-52-beta-css-containment-simpler.html

We made the 0.16 branch ready soon after Chromium beta bumps to 52 in the same day. We've been working on 3 branches simultaneously: a released branch on current Chromium stable, a beta branch on Chromium beta and a LTS branch which will be supported for the next 2 years.

For more information on the new milestone 0.13 and later versions, please see our blog "What's New in 0.13" for a better introduction.

ChangeLog since v0.15.4

Full ChangeLog: https://github.com/nwjs/nw.js/blob/nw16/CHANGELOG.md


SDK build:

Binary for other platforms: http://dl.nwjs.io/v0.16.0/

There are 2 builds for each platform - normal build, and SDK 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. The NaCl build flavor in 0.14 and 0.13 was dropped due to very low usage and feedback

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/WCMz1BlHXKs/MKCfWBnqAgAJ