Source code protection via new V8 compiler?


#1

The Electron team declined to support source code protection, judging it too difficult to implement. NW.js supports the feature but with severe limitations that the Electron team understandably did not want to replicate.

Roger Wang of NW.js fame recently tweeted that the NW.js implementation is about to get a whole lot better due to a new compiler landing in V8.

Could this new development in V8 put source code protection back on the table for Electron?


#2

That would be a great feature, otherwise we’d have to resort to something such as compiled C or Python with CEF, which loses many of the benefits added into Electron. I’ll be watching this topic.


#3

No source code protection is a major turnoff in Electron for me. NW.js recently has fixed their performance regression! https://nwjs.io/blog/js-src-protect-perf/