NW.js v0.17.4 Released with Node.js v6.6.0

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Roger Wang

Sep 19, 2016, 9:35:03 PM9/19/16
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0.17.4 is here with Node.js v6.6.0, as well as bug fixes for the dom storage quota and remote page window handling.

Following our release plan in 2016, we have released new major versions as soon as new Chromium stable release within 1 day. We've been working on 3 branches simultaneously: a released branch on current Chromium stable, a beta branch on Chromium beta and a LTS branch which will be supported for the next 2 years.

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 6.6.0
  • Fix: Remove dialog when running on read only volumes (.dmg) (#5309)
  • Fix: window events on remote pages not firing after reloading (#5312)
  • Fix: remove limitation of dom storage quota
  • Fix: chrome.app.window reference lost after reload (#5294)
  • [doc] fix a typo in FAQ for AngularJS

Full changelog: https://github.com/nwjs/nw.js/blob/nw17/CHANGELOG.md


SDK build:

Binaries for other platforms: https://dl.nwjs.io/v0.17.4/

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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