Electron, an impact project at the OpenJS Foundation, recently released an updated version, Electron 12.0.0. This new version includes upgrades to Chromium 89, V8 8.9 and Node.js 14.16. The team also added changes to the remote module, new defaults for contextIsolation, a new webFrameMain API, and general improvements. Full details of the new release can be found on the Electron blog.
The Electron team is excited to announce the release of Electron 11.0.0! You can install Electron v11 with npm via `npm install electron@latest` or download it from our releases website. The release is packed with upgrades, fixes, and features.
Some highlights from the Electron 11.0.0 release include:
Improved the performance of sending wide objects over the context bridge.
Added V8 crash message and location information to crashReport parameters.
To read more about Electron 11.0.0, please read the blog here written by the Electron team.
Electron Release Schedule
Although we are careful not to make promises about release dates, our plan is to release new major versions of Electron with new versions of those components approximately quarterly. The tentative 12.0.0 schedule maps out key dates in the Electron 12.0 development life cycle. See our versioning document for more detailed information about versioning in Electron.
Give your feedback on how you are using the Electron
This survey is intended for anyone who builds applications with this technology and will help the team learn more about how folks are using it and what challenges they are facing. The results will help maintainers address these challenges and guide the project’s roadmap.
“As an open source project, many of the decisions regarding Electron happen within GitHub repositories, however, work done within GitHub repos are only a fraction of our overall user base,” said Antón Molleda. “We are excited to have this survey reach the broad set of Electron users so we can capture requirements, challenges and use this information to create a better Electron for all.”
The survey will close Oct 28th and you can access it here.
In its early days as the backbone of the Atom text editor, community discussion on the Electron framework occurred in a single channel in Atom’s Slack workspace. As time passed and the two projects were increasingly decoupled, the relevance of the Atom workspace to the Electron project decreased, and maintainer participation in the Slack channel declined in the same manner.
Up until now, we had still been redirecting our broader community to the Atom Slack workspace, even though we’ve had many reports from folks who have had trouble receiving invitations, and few of our core maintainers were frequenting the channel.
We’re setting up this shiny new server to be a central discussion hub for the community where you can get the latest news on all things Electron.
So far, the server’s membership consists of a few maintainers who have been working together to set it up, but we’re so excited to chat with you all! Come ask for help, keep up to date with Electron releases, or just hang out with other developers. We’ve got a handy invite for you that’ll give you access to the server!
As a large and long-running open-source project, Electron wouldn’t have been nearly as successful without all the contributions from its community, from code submissions to bug reports to documentation changes, and much more. That’s why we believe in the importance of participating in Hacktoberfest to usher in a wider community of developers of all skill levels into the project.
Moreover, it’s also no coincidence that the grand opening of our Discord server coincides with the largest celebration of open-source software of the year. Check out the #hacktoberfest channel to ask for help on your Hacktoberfest PR. In case you missed it, here’s the invite link again!
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