NW.js v0.18.0-rc1 Released with Chromium Beta 54 update


NW.js 0.18.0-rc1 in beta branch is here with the latest Chromium Beta 54 update and all the changess we released in stable branch (0.17.4).

Chromium 54 beta contains under-the-hood performance and stability tweaks, and cool new features like Custom Elements V1, BroadcastChannel, and WebUSB API to explore. See the upstream announcement for more information. NW18 also features V8 5.4, which has some exciting improvements on performance and memory consumption.

We've made the 0.18 branch ready soon after Chromium beta bumps to 54. Please try it and give your valuable feedback. As Node.js v7 is scheduled in Oct, which should be later than Chromium 54 stable and NW 0.18.0 release, we'll see the Node v7 update in NW after 0.18.0.

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.


SDK build:

Binary for other platforms: https://dl.nwjs.io/v0.18.0-rc1/

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.

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

Known issues



See our mailing list to discuss on this release: https://groups.google.com/d/msg/nwjs-general/SMtJnpQmz0k/Frk3POJ_AwAJ