NW.js v0.18.0 Released with Today's Chromium 54 Upgrade and Node.js v6.8.0


We are happy to release NW.js 0.18.0 with today's Chromium stable 54. Node.js is updated to v6.8.0. It also contains bug fixes since 0.17.6.

Chromium 54 contains important security updates, 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.

As Node.js v7.0 will be released soon, we'll upgrade to it in 0.18.x later.

There is a change with 'window.devicePixelRatio', see issue 5306 for detail.

We've made the 0.18 branch ready soon after Chromium beta bumps to 54. Thanks to the beta testers for their valuable feedback. 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 v0.17.6

Full ChangeLog: https://github.com/nwjs/nw.js/blob/nw18/CHANGELOG.md


SDK build:

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

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.

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/tZ2EMBnEffk/kRI7yFy5AQAJ