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Release Notes for v30.0.0-alpha.1

Note: This is an alpha release. Please file new issues for any bugs you find in it.

This release is published to npm under the alpha tag and can be installed via npm install electron@alpha, or npm install electron@30.0.0-alpha.1.

Features

  • Added Windows support for the ASAR Integrity fuse. #40504
  • Added WebContentsView and BaseWindow, replacing the now-deprecated BrowserView APIs. #35658 (Also in 29)
  • Added a transparent webpreference to webviews. #40301
  • Added a new method BrowserWindow.isOccluded() to allow apps to check occlusion status. #38982
  • Added net module to utility process. #40017 (Also in 27, 28, 29)

Fixes

  • Added support for ThumbnailCapturerMac and ScreenCaptureKitStreamPickerSonoma chromium feature flags to bypass deprecated API warning on macOS 14.4. #41328 (Also in 29)
  • Apply module search paths restriction on worker and child process. #41118 (Also in 27, 28, 29)
  • CSS style -webkit-app-region: drag; has no effect in full screen mode. #41307 (Also in 27, 28, 29)
  • Fixed and BrowserViews being white instead of transparent by default. #40866
  • Fixed Electron 29.0.0-beta.3 regression that could pop up context menus in the wrong location. #41275 (Also in 29)
  • Fixed WebContents.loadURL() incorrectly failing if called immediately after a previous call to loadURL() failed. #40661
  • Fixed session.fromPartition() key lookup bug. #41055 (Also in 28, 29)
  • Fixed a crash resultant from trying to listen to power-related events before the ready event was emitted on Linux. #40888 (Also in 26, 27, 28, 29)
  • Fixed a crash that started occurring sporadically with some types of macOS window close. #41264 (Also in 28, 29)
  • Fixed a partition alloc ref count check for higher MacOS versions. #40757 (Also in 28, 29)
  • Fixed a potential async_hooks crash when listening for the restore event on Windows after minimizing a maximized BrowserWindow. #40576 (Also in 27, 28, 29)
  • Fixed a potential crash when calling dialog.showMessageBoxSync. #40996 (Also in 27, 28, 29)
  • Fixed a potential crash while closing or interacting with a WebContentsView after its associated WebContents has been cleaned up. #41154
  • Fixed an issue where import.meta.url did not work in the renderer process with contextIsolation enabled. #40993 (Also in 29)
  • Fixed an issue where inAppPurchase.getProducts and inAppPurchase.purchasedProduct did not resolve as expected. #40938 (Also in 27, 28, 29)
  • Fixed an issue where original-fs methods were not properly corrected for patched imports. #41209 (Also in 29)
  • Fixed an issue where select-usb-device did not respect the filter option in navigator.usb.requestDevice(). #41166 (Also in 27, 28, 29)
  • Fixed an issue where webContents.printToPDF could fail when certain combinations of margins and pageSize values are passed. #41157 (Also in 28, 29)
  • Fixed an issue where crashes in node::Environment destruction potentially wouldn't be propagated to the NodeService exit handler. #41277 (Also in 27, 28, 29)
  • Fixed an issue where draggable regions didn't work across platforms. #41030 (Also in 29)
  • Fixed an issue where non-modal windows with vibrancy could have incorrectly rounded corners on Sonoma. #41003 (Also in 27, 28, 29)
  • Fixed an issue where some dependencies using CommonJS would cause ESM apps to fail to open. #41367 (Also in 29)
  • Fixed an issue where the -webkit-app-region: drag property was not respected on some windows. #41377 (Also in 29)
  • Fixed an issue where the printBackground option in webContents.printToPDF did not work as expected. #41161 (Also in 28, 29)
  • Fixed crash in MessagePort::close. #41201 (Also in 29)
  • Fixed default protocol handler behavior on Windows. #40892 (Also in 28, 29)
  • Fixed documentation of the default --inspect port. #40665 (Also in 27, 28)
  • Fixed forked child process not able to send IPC message under some cases on macOS. #41079 (Also in 26, 27, 28, 29)
  • Fixed incorrect title bar shown on frameless transparent windows. #40749 (Also in 27, 28, 29)
  • Fixed macOS bug that causes window maximize button to be disabled in full-screen mode. #40994 (Also in 27, 28, 29)
  • Fixed on-screen-keyboard not hiding for webviews under some cases. #41131 (Also in 27, 28, 29)
  • Fixed the GrantFileProtocolExtraPrivileges not correctly preventing fetch() calls to file:// URLs. #40801 (Also in 29)
  • Fixed the enabled/disabled behavior of the maximize/fullscreen button of macOS windows. #40705 (Also in 27, 28, 29)
  • Fixed various bugs which could prevent forwarding requests intercepted with protocol.handle(). #41052 (Also in 29)
  • Properly reject webcontents.loadURL promise on invalid URL load. #41194
  • Unset all Node envs in node process when parent is a foreign process. #40770 (Also in 26, 27, 28, 29)

Other Changes

  • Removed extraneous dlls from Windows zip files. #41120 (Also in 28, 29)
  • Updated Chromium to 123.0.6296.0. #41204
  • Updated Node.js to v20.11.1. #41353

Release Notes for v29.0.0-beta.12

Note: This is a beta release. Please file new issues for any bugs you find in it.

This release is published to npm under the beta tag and can be installed via npm install electron@beta, or npm install electron@29.0.0-beta.12.

Other Changes

  • Updated Chromium to 122.0.6261.29. #41279