Sun. Jan 19th, 2020

Electron v7.1.9 released: Build cross-platform desktop apps with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS

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Electron is an open source library developed by GitHub for building cross-platform desktop applications with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. It accomplishes this by combining Chromium and Node.js into a single runtime and apps can be packaged for Mac, Windows, and Linux.

It began in 2013 as the framework on which Atom, GitHub’s hackable text editor, would be built. The two were open sourced in the Spring of 2014.

It has since become a popular tool used by open source developers, startups, and established companies.

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Electron v7.1.9 was released. The main updates for this release include:

Fixes

  • Fixed a crash in contextBridge that happens on garbage collection. #21736
  • Fixed a crash that would occur when Notifications were closed in concert with app termination. #21719
  • Fixed an issue that could cause frameless windows to become undraggable in some circumstances. #21723
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent communication between a sandboxed child window opened with nativeWindowOpen: false and an unsandboxed parent window. Also fixed document.visibilityState not working in sandboxed <webview>#21696
  • Fixed an issue with potential duplicate error popups when calling shell.showItemInFolder on Windows. #21749
  • Fixed white flash when foregrounding an occluded window. #21750

Documentation

  • Documentation changes: #21742

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