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Cross-platform Desktop Application Development: Electron, Node, NW.js, and React by Dmitry Sheiko

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Deployment and updates

Built-in capacities for auto updates is one of Electron's most prominent advantages over NW.js. Electron's autoUpdater module (http://bit.ly/1KKdNQs) utilizes the Squirrel framework (https://github.com/Squirrel), which makes silent possible. It works nicely in conjunction with the existing solution for multiplatform release servers; in particular, one can run it with Nuts (https://github.com/GitbookIO/nuts) using GitHub as a backend. We can also quickly set up a fully-featured node server based on electron-release-server (https://github.com/ArekSredzki/electron-release-server), which includes release management UI.

Electron-updater doesn't support Linux. The project maintainers recommend using the distribution's package ...

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