NW.js v0.43.0-beta1 Released with Chromium Beta 79


I'm excited to announce NW.js 0.43.0-beta1 in beta branch. It ships Chromium Beta 79.

Chromium 79 contains usual under-the-hood performance and stability tweaks, but there are also some cool new features to explore. It supports WebXR Device API for Web Virtual Reality, support for rendersubtree Attribute, Autofocus Support for any Focusable HTML/SVG Element, Compute img/video Aspect Ratio from Width Or Height HTML Attributes and more. Please check Chromium blog for details. For a complete list of all features (including experimental features) in this release, see the Chrome 79 milestone hotlist.

I've made the 0.43 branch ready soon after Chromium beta bumps to 79. Please try it and give your valuable feedback. I've been working on 2 branches simultaneously: a released branch on current Chromium stable and a beta branch on Chromium beta.

Best regards, Roger Wang


SDK build:

Binary for other platforms: https://dl.nwjs.io/v0.43.0-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/Ml_lwqB4Jxc/Jw3Ea5LoBQAJ