NW.js v0.19.0 Released with Chromium 55 and async/await functions


We're pleased to release NW.js 0.19.0 with today's Chromium 55 stable upgrade.

Chromium 55 contains under-the-hood performance and stability tweaks, and some cool new features to explore like input handling improvements. See the upstream announcement for more information. NW19 also features V8 5.5, which ships support for JavaScript's async/await & has 35% less memory consumption on low-memory devices.

There are many security fixes in this release, e.g:

We've made the 0.19 branch ready soon after Chromium beta bumps to 55. Thanks to the beta testers for their valuable feedback.

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 v0.18.8

Full ChangeLog: https://github.com/nwjs/nw.js/blob/nw19/CHANGELOG.md


SDK build:

Binary for other platforms: https://dl.nwjs.io/v0.19.0/

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/-uyv2xWr73w/vaKBppCOCQAJ