NW.js v0.45.2 Released with Node.js 13.13.0

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Roger Wang

Apr 15, 2020, 9:40:07 PM4/15/20
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Here is NW.js 0.45.2 update with latest Node.js 13.13.0. Besides that, it enables a feature that the FileSystem API can be called without permission prompts under Node frame.

Shortly ago I released 0.45 with Chromium 81, which contains usual under-the-hood performance and stability tweaks, but there are also some cool new features to explore. It supports Augmented Reality and Hit Testing, PointerLock unadjustedMovement, Modernized Form Controls and more. Please check Chromium blog for details. For a complete list of all features (including experimental features) in this release, see the Chrome 81 milestone hotlist.

I made the 0.45 branch ready soon after Chromium beta bumps to 81. 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


  • Update to Node.js v13.13.0
  • Fix: Remove permission prompts when using Chrome Native File System API (#7351)
  • Fix: Linux: wrong app name in native desktop notifications (#7437)

Full ChangeLog: https://github.com/nwjs/nw.js/blob/nw45/CHANGELOG.md


SDK build:

Binary for other platforms: https://dl.nwjs.io/v0.45.2/

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/

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