|Node.js 5.0 Released|
|Written by Kay Ewbank|
|Tuesday, 03 November 2015|
A new version of Node.js has been released just a couple of months since the introduction of the last major release.
The release of the new version doesn’t mean Node.js v4 is defunct. In fact, it will continue being supported for longer than v5.
Writing about the new version in a post on the Node.js blog, Rod Vagg said:
“according to our new LTS (Long-term Support) plan, Node.js v4 Argon will continue to be supported for 30 months, ending in April 2018. This new version of Node.js, however, will only be supported for 8 months, with a new major version, v6, being released in April 2016. Node.js v6 will eventually turn into a new LTS version that will have a similar support timeline to v4. In this way, we will have a new Stable version of Node.js every 6 months with every second one of these turning into an LTS line.”
The post also lists the notable changes.
You can work out which version of Node.js to use by choosing Node.js v4.2 if you need stability and have a complex production environment; or choosing Node.js v5.x if you want to play with the new features and it won’t disturb your working environment.
The breakaway group returned due to a new governance model under the auspices of the Linux Foundation and the Node.js Foundation has committed to a regular release cycle.
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