November 24, 2020

Electron v9.3.5 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 v9.3.5 was released. The main updates for this release include:


  • Fixed <webview> render-process-gone event dispatch. #26576
  • Fixed LC_ALL environment variable getting changed in Electron. #26508 (Also in 1011)
  • Fixed debug.log files being created under working directory on windows. #26267 (Also in 10)
  • Fixed draggable regions stops working when devtools is opened on macOS. #26506 (Also in 1011)

Other Changes

  • Backported the fix to CVE-2020-16017: Browser UAF when detaching a provisional frame. #26477
  • Fixed value of getSystemVersion() on Big Sur. #26430
  • Security: backported fix for 1143772. #26400
  • Security: backported fix for 1144489. #26397
  • Security: backported fix for chromium:1133527. #26412
  • Security: backported fix for chromium:1137608. #26409
  • Security: backported fix for chromium:1139398. #26406


  • Re-enable Rosetta on Apple Silicon devices. #26572 (Also in 7.381011)