Wed. Nov 20th, 2019

Electron v7.1.1 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.


Electron v7.1.1 was released. The main updates for this release include:


  • Fixed backgroundThrottling: false not having an effect. #21013
  • Fixed broken globalShortcut.registerAll() on Windows and Linux. #20983
  • Fixed crash on exit in aura platforms with webview. #21022
  • Fixed exiting HTML fullscreen for cross-origin iframes (e.g. YouTube) while in macOS fullscreen. #21021
  • Fixed improper label internationalization for the recentDocuments MenuItem. #20957
  • Fixed issue where app.setAppLogsPath did not work when you provided a valid path. #21008
  • Fixed webrequest api typings. #21038

Other Changes

  • Updated Chromium to 78.0.3904.99. #21033