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Major Node.js versions enter Current release status for six months, which gives library authors time to add support for them. After six months, odd-numbered releases (9, 11, etc.) become unsupported, and even-numbered releases (10, 12, etc.) move to Active LTS status and are ready for general use. LTS release status is "long-term support", which typically guarantees that critical bugs will be fixed for a total of 30 months. Production applications should only use Active LTS or Maintenance LTS releases.


Release Status Codename Initial Release Active LTS Start Maintenance LTS Start End-of-life
v12 Maintenance LTS Erbium 2019-04-23 2019-10-21 2020-11-30 2022-04-30
v14 Active LTS Fermium 2020-04-21 2020-10-27 2021-10-19 2023-04-30
v16 Current 2021-04-20 2021-10-26 2022-10-18 2024-04-30
v17 Pending 2021-10-19 2022-04-01 2022-06-01
v18 Pending 2022-04-19 2022-10-25 2023-10-18 2025-04-30

Dates are subject to change.

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