NW.js v0.45.0-beta1 Released with Chromium Beta 81

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Roger Wang

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Feb 19, 2020, 2:08:49 AM2/19/20
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I'm excited to announce NW.js 0.45.0-beta1 in beta branch. It ships Chromium Beta 81.

Chromium 81 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've made the 0.45 branch ready soon after Chromium beta bumps to 81. Please try it and give your valuable feedback. 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

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SDK build:

Binary for other platforms: https://dl.nwjs.io/v0.45.0-beta1/

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/

Known issues

http://docs.nwjs.io/en/latest/For%20Users/Migration/From%200.12%20to%200.13/#known-issues

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