NW.js v0.35.4 Released with Node.js v11.6.0 and New Window Implementation


NW.js 0.35.4 is released with Node.js v11.6.0.

The new browser window implementation, which is an important refactoring I've been working on, gets an early testing release under --enable-features=nw2 switch. This work will be the foundation to enable more major features (tab support, find in page etc) and fix important issues. It moves NW application window implementation from Chrome App window to Chromium browser window.

Please help testing it by adding the switch to the command line or chromium-args in manifest. Your application should work in the same way without any change. But this is still a feature in early phase development, please expect bugs and report them under #5875. The plan is to make the switch default after 2-3 major releases and then start to remove the old implementation later. This refactoring is not as big as what's done in 0.13, but it's the most exciting change since then.

Chromium 71 contains usual under-the-hood performance and stability tweaks, but there are also some cool new features to explore. It supports International Relative Time Format, Structured cloning of Wasm modules and more. Please check Chromium blog and v8 blog for details. For a complete list of all features (including experimental features) in this release, see the Chrome 71 milestone hotlist.

We made the 0.35 branch ready soon after Chromium beta bumps to 71. Thanks to the testers for their valuable feedback and bug reports. We've been working on 2 branches simultaneously: a released branch on current Chromium stable and a beta branch on Chromium beta.


Full ChangeLog: https://github.com/nwjs/nw.js/blob/nw35/CHANGELOG.md


SDK build:

Binary for other platforms: https://dl.nwjs.io/v0.35.4/

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/DQA2aMpBcIY/0GUWMV30FAAJ