JxBrowser 6.4 is based on Chromium 49.0.2623.110.
This is fairly cool, because apart from general compatibility with the latest web standards, this Chromium engine solves tricky tasks, which were hard to accomplish in some previous versions, like displaying WebGL content on Linux platforms, and enabling incoming audio RTP streams. Also, in Chromium 49, PDF Viewer UI has been updated. So, now you can enjoy the new look, when displaying PDF documents in JxBrowser.
There were some big changes, too. In this Chromium build support of NPAPI plugins has been removed at all. Now, NPAPI plugins such as Microsoft Silverlight, Java Applets, etc. are not supported. The “--enable-npapi” Chromium switcher doesn’t work either. PPAPI plugins such as Adobe Flash work well with this Chromium build. So, if you have to use NPAPI plugins, we recommend that you stick to JxBrowser versions up to 6.4.
Further plans on OS support
Chromium team announced that Chromium 50 drops support of Windows XP, as well as Windows Vista, and Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, and 10.8, since these platforms are no longer supported by Microsoft and Apple. So here we are giving you a heads up related to these platforms, and we will, too, let them rest in peace, when we are ready with the oncoming update based on Chromium 50 or higher.
Features & Improvements
Below let us list the issues that, however, no longer endanger your development process.
Release date: May 12, 2016