NW.js v0.59.0 Released with Chromium 96 Upgrade and Node.js v17.1.0
I'm pleased to announce NW.js 0.59.0. It ships Chromium 96 stable upgrade and Node.js v17.1.0. Starting from this release, the major version will be upgraded with Chromium upstream every 4 weeks as Chromium stable moved to a faster release cycle from 6 weeks. This ensures the NW.js programmers the access to the latest features and security updates from upstream.
Chromium 96 contains usual under-the-hood performance and stability tweaks, but there are also some cool new features to explore. It supports Back-forward cache, :autofill Pseudo Class and more. Please check Chromium blog for details. For a complete list of all features (including experimental features) in this release, see the Chrome 96 milestone hotlist.
I've made the 0.59 branch ready soon after Chromium beta bumps to 96. 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.
Full ChangeLog: https://github.com/nwjs/nw.js/blob/nw59/CHANGELOG.md
Binary for other platforms: https://dl.nwjs.io/v0.59.0/
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/gmVkzDYsNTo/m/XnM6TeN7BwAJ