NW.js v0.34.0-beta1 Released with Chromium Beta 70 and Node.js v11 Pre


I'm excited to announce NW.js 0.34.0-beta1 in beta branch. It comes with Chromium Beta 70 and Node.js v11 pre-release. In this version, the v8 public API has changed so Node.js v11 is needed. If you use any native modules, they may need to be upgraded for the new API.

Chromium 70 contains usual under-the-hood performance and stability tweaks, but there are also some cool new features to explore. It supports shape detection, web authentication, and more. Please check upstream information for details. For a complete list of all features (including experimental features) in this release, see the Chrome 70 milestone hotlist.

We've made the 0.34 branch ready soon after Chromium beta bumps to 70. Please try it and give your valuable feedback. We've been working on 2 branches simultaneously: a released branch on current Chromium stable and a beta branch on Chromium beta.


SDK build:

Binary for other platforms: https://dl.nwjs.io/v0.34.0-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/TMLd6JmVmKY/VvXsjhevCgAJ