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drawio-desktop is a desktop app based on Electron. is the old name for, we just don't want the hassle of changing all the binary's names.

Download built binaries from the releases section.

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Security Desktop is designed to be completely isolated from the Internet. All JavaScript files are self-contained, the Content Security Policy forbids running remotely loaded JavaScript.

No diagram data is ever sent externally, nor do we send any analytics about app usage externally. This means certain functionality for which we do not have a JavaScript implementation do not work in the Desktop build, namely .vsd and Gliffy import.

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Developing is a git submodule of drawio-desktop. To get both you need to clone recursively:

git clone --recursive

To run this:

  1. npm install (in the root directory of this repo)
  2. npm install (in the drawio directory of this repo)
  3. export DRAWIO_ENV=dev if you want to develop/debug in dev mode.
  4. If you run in dev mode, clone as a sibling directory to this repo, rename the folder containing the repo "mxgraph2".
  5. npm start runs the app.

To release:

  1. Update the sub-module and push the change
  2. Wait for the builds to complete ( and
  3. Go to, edit the preview release.
  4. Download the windows exe and windows portable, sign them using signtool sign /a /tr /td SHA256 c:/path/to/your/file.exe
  5. Re-upload signed file as and
  6. Add release notes
  7. Publish release desktop app

draw-io desktop uses draw-io. uses the mxGraph library as the base of the stack, with the GraphEditor example from mxGraph as the base of the application part.

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