Node.js javascript runtime

Node.js v6.13.1 & v8.10.0 (LTS) release, server-side JavaScript runtime environment


Node.js is a JavaScript runtime based on the  Chrome V8 engine. Node.js uses efficient, lightweight event-driven, non-blocking I/O models that makes it lightweight and efficient. The Node.js package ecosystem, npm, is the largest ecosystem of open source libraries in the world.

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 (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
  • More


Node.js v8.10.0(LTS) was released, and the changelog is as follows:

  • deps:
    • update V8 to 6.2.414.46 (Michaël Zasso) #16413
    • revert ABI breaking changes in V8 6.2 (Anna Henningsen) #16413
    • upgrade libuv to 1.19.1 (cjihrig) #18260
    • re land npm 5.6.0 (Myles Borins) #18625
    • ICU 60 bump (Steven R. Loomis) #16876
  • crypto:
    • Support both OpenSSL 1.1.0 and 1.0.2 (David Benjamin) #16130
    • warn on invalid authentication tag length (Tobias Nießen) #17566
  • async_hooks:
    • update defaultTriggerAsyncIdScope for perf (Anatoli Papirovski) #18004
    • use typed array stack as fast path (Anna Henningsen) #17780
    • use scope for defaultTriggerAsyncId (Andreas Madsen) #17273
    • separate missing from default context (Andreas Madsen) #17273
    • rename initTriggerId (Andreas Madsen) #17273
  • More


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