Node.JS 5.3.0 Stable released

Node.JS 5.3.0 recently released, is a JavaScript runtime built on Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine. Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient. Node.js’ package ecosystem, npm, is the largest ecosystem of open source libraries in the world.


Node.JS 5.3.0 changelog

Notable changes

  • buffer:
    • Buffer.prototype.includes() has been added to keep parity with TypedArrays.
  • domains:
    • Fix handling of uncaught exceptions.
  • https:
    • Added support for disabling session caching.
  • repl:
    • Allow third party modules to be imported using require(). This corrects a regression from 5.2.0.
  • deps:
    • Upgrade libuv to 1.8.0.

Known issues

  • Surrogate pair in REPL can freeze terminal.
  • Calling dns.setServers() while a DNS query is in progress can cause the process to crash on a failed assertion
  • url.resolve may transfer the auth portion of the url when resolving between two full hosts,
  • Unicode characters in filesystem paths are not handled consistently across platforms or Node.js APIs.

See changelog for more details


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