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Node Weekly Situation 459: October 20, 2022

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As an odd-numbered launch, Node 19 won’t ever grow to be an ‘energetic LTS’ model, however sits because the ‘present’ launch that will get all of the tastiest new options till early 2023. It then reaches ‘finish of life’ on June 1, 2023. “In the event you’re inquisitive about gaining access to options early, Node.js 19 is prepared,” says Rafael Gonzaga of the core group.

New options this time round embody:

  • Watch mode. An experimental --watch Nodemon-esque mode for ‘watching’ information and restarting the method when imported information change. (Node 18.11.0 (LTS) additionally features this characteristic.)

  • HTTP KeepAlive is now enabled by default. It is all the time been an choice however now it is set to true by default. The default period is 5 seconds.

  • V8 10.7. Node bumps as much as the newest model of the V8 engine. It is not a giant leap however does introduce Intl.NumberFormat.

  • The WebCrypto API is now secure (except Ed25519, Ed448, X25519, and X448).

  • Another dependency upgrades, reminiscent of to npm 8.19.2 and llhttp 8.1.0.

As issues stand, we’re within the odd place of Node 18.x and 19.x each being the ‘Present’ launch, however Node 18 begins its position as an LTS launch on October 25. Extra data in the discharge insurance policies right here and the OpenJS Basis has additional element in its launch put up too.


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