The Node.js project maintains multiple types of releases:
- Current: Released from active development branches of this repository, versioned by SemVer and signed by a member of the Release Team. Code for Current releases is organized in this repository by major version number. For example v4.x. The major version number of Current releases will increment every 6 months allowing for breaking changes to be introduced. This happens in April and October every year. Current release lines beginning in October each year have a maximum support life of 8 months. Current release lines beginning in April each year will convert to LTS (see below) after 6 months and receive further support for 30 months.
- LTS: Releases that receive Long-term Support, with a focus on stability and security. Every second Current release line (major version) will become an LTS line and receive 18 months of Active LTS support and a further 12 months of Maintenance. LTS release lines are given alphabetically ordered codenames, beginning with v4 Argon. LTS releases are less frequent and will attempt to maintain consistent major and minor version numbers, only incrementing patch version numbers. There are no breaking changes or feature additions, except in some special circumstances.
- Nightly: Versions of code in this repository on the current Current branch, automatically built every 24-hours where changes exist. Use with caution.
Node.js v6.13.1(LTS) was released, and the changelog is as follows:
- http, tls:
- better support for IPv6 addresses (Mattias Holmlund) #14772
d333ba5e2a] – doc: add vdeturckheim as collaborator (vdeturckheim) #18432
7fc5c69a4a] – doc: use PBKDF2 in text (Tobias Nießen) #18279
1e8d1200ce] – doc: Add example of null to assert.ifError (Leko) #18236
46e43111af] – doc: V8 branch used in 8.x not active anymore (Franziska Hinkelmann) #18155
b83b104c17] – doc: add builtin module in building.md (Suixinlei) #17705
2e76df5b4e] – doc: warn users about non-ASCII paths on build (Matheus Marchini) #16735
2c21421092] – doc: simplify sentences that use “considered” (Rich Trott) #18095
8f9362d6e8] – doc: add documentation for deprecation properties (Jon Moss) #16539
1505b71dab] – doc: add Leko to collaborators (Leko) #18117
838f7bdb6e] – doc: be less tentative about undefined behavior (Rich Trott) #18091
17c88c4c18] – doc: examples for fast-tracking regression fixes (Refael Ackermann) #17379
e021fb73d2] – doc,test: mention Duplex support for TLS (Anna Henningsen) #17599
df038ad90f] – fs: fix options.end of fs.ReadStream() (陈刚) #18121
Node.js v8.10.0(LTS) was released, and the changelog is as follows: