NW.js v0.50.0 Released with Wayland Support and Chromium 87 Upgrade
I'm excited to announce NW.js 0.50.0. It ships Chromium 87 stable upgrade. In this version, Wayland support is added to the Linux platform. You can add the argument
-enable-features=UseOzonePlatform --ozone-platform=wayland under Wayland to enable it.
Chromium 87 contains usual under-the-hood performance and stability tweaks, but there are also some cool new features to explore. It supports Control camera pan, tilt, and zoom; CSS flow-relative shorthand and offset properties; Atomics.waitAsync(); Streams API: transferable streams and more. Please check Chromium blog for details. For a complete list of all features (including experimental features) in this release, see the Chrome 87 milestone hotlist.
I've made the 0.50 branch ready soon after Chromium beta bumps to 87. 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.
- Update Chromium to 87.0.4280.66
- Add support for Wayland (#5705)
Full ChangeLog: https://github.com/nwjs/nw.js/blob/nw50/CHANGELOG.md
Binary for other platforms: https://dl.nwjs.io/v0.50.0/
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/
See our mailing list to discuss on this release: https://groups.google.com/g/nwjs-general/c/uEShTWMJvmE/m/2rsjAsgSAwAJ