Use Native Node Modules
npm tool provided by Node.js builds the native modules, i.e. C/C++ Addons, at the time of installation.
Starting from 0.13.0, native modules built by node-gyp or npm in upstream can be supported.
In Linux and OSX you can just load the native module directly. In windows you’ll need to replace the file
%APPDATA%\npm\node_modules\node-gyp\src\win_delay_load_hook.c with the one at https://github.com/nwjs/nw.js/blob/nw13/tools/win_delay_load_hook.c
Before 0.13.0, the V8 version and Node API in NW.js is different from official Node.js. To use native Node.js modules with NW.js, you have to rebuild the modules with one of following tools.
nw-gyp is a hack on
node-gyp to support NW.js specific headers and libraries.
The usage is the same with
node-gyp, except that you need to specify the version and arch (
ia32) of NW.js manually.
npm install -g nw-gyp cd myaddon nw-gyp rebuild --target=0.13.0 --arch=x64
See https://github.com/nwjs/nw-gyp for more details.
Some packages uses node-pre-gyp, which supports building for both Node.js and NW.js by using either
The usage of
node-pre-gyp is as following:
npm install -g node-pre-gyp cd myaddon node-pre-gyp build --runtime=node-webkit --target=0.13.0 --target_arch=x64
See https://github.com/mapbox/node-pre-gyp for more details.
So far, you have to rebuild each native module with tools above including thoses are indirectly depended modules. Since
binding.gyp is required for building native modules, you can easily locate all native modules by finding