Electron v4.2.8 released: Build cross-platform desktop apps with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS


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 v4.2.8 was released. The main updates for this release include:


  • Fixed memory leak when removing HTML5 video elements from the DOM with Javascript. #19347