NW.js v0.47.1 Released with Node.js v14.6.0


I'm pleased to announce version 0.47.1, which ships latest Node.js v14.6.0. This version ships an important bug fix for new instance windows, where the new window is opening in an additional process. If you are using this feature, please note that the Node context is separated from the DOM context in it now. This also fixes frameworks like jQuery in the new instance window since it was confused by the mixed contexts.

Shortly ago I released NW v0.47 with Chromium 84, which contains usual under-the-hood performance and stability tweaks, and some cool new features to explore. It supports Web Animations, Cookie Store API, Idle Detection, WebAssembly SIMD and more. Please check Chromium blog for details. For a complete list of all features (including experimental features) in this release, see the Chrome 84 milestone hotlist.

I've made the 0.47 branch ready soon after Chromium beta bumps to 84. Thanks to the testers for their valuable feedback and bug reports. 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


Full ChangeLog: https://github.com/nwjs/nw.js/blob/nw47/CHANGELOG.md


SDK build:

Binary for other platforms: https://dl.nwjs.io/v0.47.1/

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/WpeVf087LFs/GI4OtW3SBQAJ