Sun. Mar 29th, 2020

Electron v8.2 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 v8.2 was released. The main updates for this release include:


    • Added new useSessionCookies flag to net requests to allow them to use the session cookie store.
  • Fixed issue where SameSite cookies would not be attached to outgoing requests from the net module. #22807
  • Added disableDialogs option to WebPreferences. #22665


  • Fixed a crash that could occur when sending arrays over IPC. #22758
  • Fixed a potential crash on invalid zoomFactor values when setting the zoom factor of a webpage. #22709
  • Fixed issue where mutating the global Object prototype could cause internal Electron logic to throw errors. #22728
  • Returns a more graceful error when adding duplicate items to a single TouchBar instance. #22645

Other Changes

  • Updated Chromium to 80.0.3987.158. #22742