NW.js v0.48.1 Released with Node.js v14.9.0

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Roger Wang

Sep 1, 2020, 8:48:48 AM9/1/20
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Here is NW.js 0.48.1 to sync up with Node.js v14.9.0.

Previously I released 0.48.0 with Chromium 85 upgrade, which contains usual under-the-hood performance and stability tweaks, but there are also some cool new features to explore. It supports Fetch Upload Streaming, WebHID API, @property and more. Please check Chromium blog for details. For a complete list of all features (including experimental features) in this release, see the Chrome 85 milestone hotlist.

I've made the 0.48 branch ready soon after Chromium beta bumps to 85. 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 Node.js to v14.9.0
  • Fix: webview.addContentScripts cause TypeError: Illegal invocation (#7087)

Full ChangeLog: https://github.com/nwjs/nw.js/blob/nw48/CHANGELOG.md


SDK build:

Binary for other platforms: https://dl.nwjs.io/v0.48.1/

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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