NW.js v0.51.2 Released with Chromium Security Update
NW.js 0.51.2 is here to release Chromium upstream security updates, as well as bug fixes.
Previously NW 0.51 was released with Chromium 88, which contains usual under-the-hood performance and stability tweaks, but there are also some cool new features to explore. It supports The aspect-ratio CSS property, Disable mouse acceleration with the Pointer Lock API and more. Please check Chromium blog for details. For a complete list of all features (including experimental features) in this release, see the Chrome 88 milestone hotlist.
I've made the 0.51 branch ready soon after Chromium beta bumps to 88. 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 88.0.4324.182
- Fix: webview crash with devtools under amusingly specific conditions (#7676)
- Fix: "Provisional headers are shown" in devTools network panel (#7642)
Full ChangeLog: https://github.com/nwjs/nw.js/blob/nw51/CHANGELOG.md
Binary for other platforms: https://dl.nwjs.io/v0.51.2/
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/HSnPZwtbdcQ/m/2iHQcuy0BgAJ