The Node.js foundation has released version 4.0.0 (stable) that fixes important issues, improves its functionality and upgrades some of its included dependencies.
It is a big upgrade from the last stable version (0.12.7) that released on July. You may be wondering why jump from 0.x to 4.x, that is because of io.js last version is 3.x and to avoid collision with Node.js it was decided to merge on 4.
- Node.js and io.js are united.
- NPM: Upgrade to version 2.14.2 from 2.13.3, that includes a security update.
- v8: Upgrade to version 184.108.40.206 from 220.127.116.11.
- Node-gyp: This release bundles an updated version of node-gyp that works with all versions of Node.js and io.js including nightly and release candidate builds. From io.js v3 and Node.js v4 onward, it will only download a headers tarball when building addons rather than the entire source.
You can find more information about this release on Node.js webpage.