NW.js v0.23.0-beta1 Released with Headless Feature in Chromium Beta 59


We're pleased to announce NW.js 0.23.0-beta1 in beta branch.

Chromium 59 beta features Headless Chromium and Native notifications on macOS. See the upstream announcement for more information.

In this version, we deliever the same thing as upstream headless browser to support the usage in upstream, and we'll continue our plan for this. In the meantime, we're still collecting users requirements. Please join the discussion if you have anything needed beyond the upstream usage scenario.

0.23 also delivers huge improvements in the JavaScript Source Protection feature by default, see our previous blog post on this.

We've made the 0.23 branch ready soon after Chromium beta bumps to 59. Please try it and give your 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 0.14 branch for legacy OS support.

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/v0.23.0-beta1/

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/pm2HB3TGDLA/aYy8gHO6AwAJ