NW.js v0.38.0 Released with Chromium 74 Upgrade

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Roger Wang

Apr 24, 2019, 8:02:48 PM4/24/19
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I'm excited to announce NW.js 0.38.0 upgrade. It ships Chromium 74 stable with many security updates.

Chromium 74 contains usual under-the-hood performance and stability tweaks, but there are also some cool new features to explore. It supports Private class fields, CSS prefers-reduced-motion media query, JavaScript API for feature policy and more. Please check Chromium blog and v8 blog for details. For a complete list of all features (including experimental features) in this release, see the Chrome 74 milestone hotlist.

Node.js will be upgraded to v12.0.0 later in 0.38 branch.

We've made the 0.38 branch ready soon after Chromium beta bumps to 74. Thanks to the testers for their valuable feedback and bug reports. We'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 Chromium to 74.0.3729.108
  • Fix: open event: quote command line properly under POSIX (#7041)


SDK build:

Binary for other platforms: https://dl.nwjs.io/v0.38.0/

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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