NW.js v0.18.8 Released with Node.js 7.2.0 Security Update

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Kevin Fan

Nov 23, 2016, 4:02:05 AM11/23/16
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NW.js 0.18.8 is here with Node.js v7.2.0 security update (potential buffer overflow, CVE-2016-9551) as well as an important bug fix that impact session cookie.

This would be the last 0.18.x release as 0.19.0 will be released soon with Chromium 55 stable.

For more information on the new milestone 0.13 and later versions, please see our blog "What's New in 0.13" for a better introduction.


  • Update Node.js to 7.2.0
  • Fix: closing devtools window clears session cookies
  • Fix: disable symbolication of "adding an unknown subview" for frameless window (#5435)
  • Fix: bugs of modifiers of nw.MenuItem (#5451)

Full changelog: https://github.com/nwjs/nw.js/blob/nw18/CHANGELOG.md


SDK build:

Binaries for other platforms: https://dl.nwjs.io/v0.18.8/

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/

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