Node v5.7.0 (Current)

Rod Vagg

Notable changes

  • buffer:
    • You can now supply an encoding argument when filling a Buffer Buffer#fill(string[, start[, end]][, encoding]), supplying an existing Buffer will also work with Buffer#fill(buffer[, start[, end]]). See the API documentation for details on how this works. (Trevor Norris) #4935
    • Buffer#indexOf() no longer requires a byteOffset argument if you also wish to specify an encoding: Buffer#indexOf(val[, byteOffset][, encoding]). (Trevor Norris) #4803
  • child_process: spawn() and spawnSync() now support a 'shell' option to allow for optional execution of the given command inside a shell. If set to true, cmd.exe will be used on Windows and /bin/sh elsewhere. A path to a custom shell can also be passed to override these defaults. On Windows, this option allows .bat. and .cmd files to be executed with spawn() and spawnSync(). (Colin Ihrig) #4598
  • http_parser: Update to http-parser 2.6.2 to fix an unintentionally strict limitation of allowable header characters (James M Snell) #5237
  • dgram: socket.send() now supports accepts an array of Buffers or Strings as the first argument. See the API docs for details on how this works. (Matteo Collina) #4374
  • http: Fix a bug where handling headers will mistakenly trigger an 'upgrade' event where the server is just advertising its protocols. This bug can prevent HTTP clients from communicating with HTTP/2 enabled servers. (Fedor Indutny) #4337
  • net: Added a listening Boolean property to net and http servers to indicate whether the server is listening for connections. (José Moreira) #4743
  • node: The C++ node::MakeCallback() API is now reentrant and calling it from inside another MakeCallback() call no longer causes the nextTick queue or Promises microtask queue to be processed out of order. (Trevor Norris) #4507
  • tls: Add a new tlsSocket.getProtocol() method to get the negotiated TLS protocol version of the current connection. (Brian White) #4995
  • vm: Introduce new 'produceCachedData' and 'cachedData' options to new vm.Script() to interact with V8's code cache. When a new vm.Script object is created with the 'produceCachedData' set to true a Buffer with V8's code cache data will be produced and stored in cachedData property of the returned object. This data in turn may be supplied back to another vm.Script() object with a 'cachedData' option if the supplied source is the same. Successfully executing a script from cached data can speed up instantiation time. See the API docs for details. (Fedor Indutny) #4777
  • performance: Improvements in:
    • process.nextTick() (Ruben Bridgewater) #5092
    • path module (Brian White) #5123
    • querystring module (Brian White) #5012
    • streams module when processing small chunks (Matteo Collina) #4354


  • [3a96fa0030] - async_wrap: add parent uid to init hook (Andreas Madsen) #4600
  • [4ef04c7c4c] - async_wrap: make uid the first argument in init (Andreas Madsen) #4600
  • [4afe801f90] - async_wrap: add uid to all asyncWrap hooks (Andreas Madsen) #4600
  • [edf8f8a7da] - benchmark: split path benchmarks (Brian White) #5123
  • [8d713d8d51] - benchmark: allow empty parameters (Brian White) #5123
  • [eb6d07327a] - (SEMVER-MINOR) buffer: add encoding parameter to fill() (Trevor Norris) #4935
  • [60d2048b6c] - (SEMVER-MINOR) buffer: properly retrieve binary length of needle (Trevor Norris) #4803
  • [4c67d74607] - (SEMVER-MINOR) buffer: allow encoding param to collapse (Trevor Norris) #4803
  • [5fa4117bfc] - build: add a help message and removed a TODO. (Ojas Shirekar) #5080
  • [09bfb865af] - build: remove redundant TODO in configure (Ojas Shirekar) #5080
  • [3dfc11c516] - build: remove (Ojas Shirekar) #5080
  • [fc78d3d6a7] - build: skip msi build if WiX is not found (Tsarevich Dmitry) #5220
  • [356acb39d7] - build: treat aarch64 as arm64 (Johan Bergström) #5191
  • [3b83d42b4a] - build: fix build when python path contains spaces (Felix Becker) #4841
  • [9e6ad2d8ff] - child_process: fix data loss with readable event (Brian White) #5036
  • [ecc797600f] - (SEMVER-MINOR) child_process: add shell option to spawn() (cjihrig) #4598
  • [efd6f68dce] - cluster: dont rely on this in fork (Igor Klopov) #5216
  • [df93d60caf] - console: apply null as this for util.format (Jackson Tian) #5222
  • [c397ba8fa3] - contextify: use offset/length from Uint8Array (Fedor Indutny) #4947
  • [3048ac0b57] - crypto: have fixed NodeBIOs return EOF (Adam Langley) #5105
  • [af074846f5] - debugger: remove unneeded callback check (Rich Trott) #5319
  • [7bac743f36] - debugger: assert test before accessing this.binding (Prince J Wesley) #5145
  • [18c94e5a8d] - deps: remove unnecessary files (Brian White) #5212
  • [967cf97bf0] - deps: cherry-pick 2e4da65 from v8's 4.8 upstream (Michael Dawson) #5293
  • [bbdf2684d5] - deps: update to http-parser 2.6.2 (James M Snell) #5237
  • [127dd6275a] - Revert "deps: sync with upstream c-ares/c-ares@4ef6817" (Ben Noordhuis) #5199
  • [35c3832994] - deps: sync with upstream c-ares/c-ares@4ef6817 (Fedor Indutny) #5199
  • [b4db31822f] - dgram: scope redeclared variables (Rich Trott) #4940
  • [368c1d1098] - (SEMVER-MINOR) dgram: support dgram.send with multiple buffers (Matteo Collina) #4374
  • [a8862f59eb] - doc: update repo docs to use 'CTC' (Alexis Campailla) #5304
  • [6cf8ec5bd1] - doc: s/http/https in Myles Borins' GitHub link (Rod Vagg) #5356
  • [0389e3803c] - doc: clarify child_process.execFile{,Sync} file arg (Kevin Locke) #5310
  • [c48290d9b7] - doc: fix buf.length slice example (Chinedu Francis Nwafili) #5259
  • [a6e437c619] - doc: fix buffer[index] example (Chinedu Francis Nwafili) #5253
  • [73ef1bd423] - doc: fix template string (Rafael Cepeda) #5240
  • [fa04daa384] - doc: clarify exceptions during uncaughtException (Noah Rose) #5180
  • [22f132e61d] - doc: improvements to console.markdown copy (Alexander Makarenko) #5225
  • [48fa6f6063] - doc: update process.send() signature (cjihrig) #5284
  • [35d89d4662] - doc: fix net.createConnection() example (Brian White) #5219
  • [149007c9f0] - doc: replace node-forward link in (Ben Noordhuis) #5227
  • [a6aaf2caab] - doc: improve scrolling, various CSS tweaks (Roman Reiss) #5198
  • [18b00deeac] - doc: update DCO to v1.1 (Mikeal Rogers) #5170
  • [3955bc4cd0] - doc: fix minor inconsistencies in repl doc (Rich Trott) #5193
  • [287bce7b48] - doc: merging behavior of writeHead vs setHeader (Alejandro Oviedo) #5081
  • [529e749d88] - doc: fix type references for link gen, link css (Claudio Rodriguez) #4741
  • [275f6dbcbb] - (SEMVER-MINOR) doc: correct tlsSocket.getCipher() description (Brian White) #4995
  • [b706b0c2c5] - http: remove old, confusing comment (Brian White) #5233
  • [ed36235248] - http: remove unnecessary check (Brian White) #5233
  • [7e82a566b3] - (SEMVER-MINOR) http: allow async createConnection() (Brian White) #4638
  • [411d813323] - http: do not emit upgrade on advertisement (Fedor Indutny) #4337
  • [bbc786b50f] - http,util: fix typos in comments (Alexander Makarenko) #5279
  • [a2d198c702] - net: use _server for internal book-keeping (Fedor Indutny) #5262
  • [18d24e60c5] - (SEMVER-MINOR) net: add net.listening boolean property over a getter (José Moreira) #4743
  • [9cee86e3e9] - node: set process._eventsCount to 0 on startup (Evan Lucas) #5208
  • [f2e4f621c5] - node: improve process.nextTick performance (Ruben Bridgewater) #5092
  • [1c6f927bd1] - path: fix input type checking regression (Brian White) #5244
  • [4dae8caf7a] - path: performance improvements on all platforms (Brian White) #5123
  • [46be1f4d0c] - querystring: improve escape() performance (Brian White) #5012
  • [27e323e8c1] - querystring: improve unescapeBuffer() performance (Brian White) #5012
  • [301023b2b4] - querystring: improve parse() performance (Brian White) #5012
  • [98907c716b] - (SEMVER-MINOR) repl: allow multiline function call (Zirak) #3823
  • [c551da8cb4] - repl: handle quotes within regexp literal (Prince J Wesley) #5117
  • [15091ccca2] - src: remove unnecessary check (Brian White) #5233
  • [830bb04d90] - src: remove TryCatch in MakeCallback (Trevor Norris) #4507
  • [7f22c8c8a6] - src: remove unused TickInfo::in_tick() (Trevor Norris) #4507
  • [406eb1f516] - src: remove unused of TickInfo::last_threw() (Trevor Norris) #4507
  • [bcec2fecbd] - src: add AsyncCallbackScope (Trevor Norris) #4507
  • [2cb1594279] - src: fix MakeCallback error handling (Trevor Norris) #4507
  • [8d6e679a90] - src,test,tools: modify for more stringent linting (Rich Trott) #5214
  • [7684b0fcdf] - stream: fix no data on partial decode (Brian White) #5226
  • [f706cb0189] - streams: 5% throughput gain when sending small chunks (Matteo Collina) #4354
  • [25513a473a] - string_decoder: fix performance regression (Brian White) #5134
  • [0e85530d8c] - test: use String.prototype.repeat() for clarity (Rich Trott) #5311
  • [5683efb90a] - test: remove flaky mark for test-debug-no-context (Rich Trott) #5317
  • [c55bb79ace] - test: add test for https server close event (Braydon Fuller) #5106
  • [138ee983b0] - test: refactor test-http-destroyed-socket-write2 (Santiago Gimeno) #4970
  • [df7d91f36b] - test: mitigate flaky test-debug-no-context (Rich Trott) #5269
  • [d9177e7c26] - test: test-process-getactivehandles is flaky (Alexis Campailla) #5303
  • [f5cc04732f] - test: mark test-http-regr-gh-2928 flaky (Rich Trott) #5280
  • [78b349d5d1] - test: disable fs watch tests for AIX (Michael Dawson) #5187
  • [82ee5e94df] - test: mark test-http-agent flaky (Rich Trott) #5209
  • [1494d6f213] - test: minimal repl eval option test (Rich Trott) #5192
  • [e7bf951136] - test: add addons test for MakeCallback (Trevor Norris) #4507
  • [98596a94fa] - (SEMVER-MINOR) test: run v8 tests from node tree (Bryon Leung) #4704
  • [69c544f245] - test: fix flaky test-http-regr-gh-2928 (Rich Trott) #5154
  • [7c88410507] - test: fix child-process-fork-regr-gh-2847 again (Santiago Gimeno) #5179
  • [2c2cb6700d] - test: remove unneeded common.indirectInstanceOf() (Rich Trott) #5149
  • [6340974f21] - test: don't run test-tick-processor.js on Aix (Michael Dawson) #5093
  • [a8f4db236c] - test: improve path tests (Brian White) #5123
  • [8301773c1e] - test: fix child-process-fork-regr-gh-2847 (Santiago Gimeno) #5121
  • [f2bd86775b] - test: update arrow function style (cjihrig) #4813
  • [aed04b85c2] - tls: nullify .ssl on handle close (Fedor Indutny) #5168
  • [c3f8aab652] - (SEMVER-MINOR) tls: add getProtocol() to TLS sockets (Brian White) #4995
  • [7fc2e3161f] - tools: add Node.js-specific ESLint rules (Rich Trott) #5320
  • [983325cb0c] - tools: replace obsolete ESLint rules (Rich Trott) #5214
  • [f601d040b5] - tools: update ESLint to version 2.1.0 (Rich Trott) #5214
  • [13af565759] - tools: remove obsolete lint rules (Rich Trott) #5214
  • [c566f44f1b] - tools: add recommended ES6 lint rules (Rich Trott) #5210
  • [b611caa0ba] - tools: add recommended linting rules (Rich Trott) #5188
  • [b1a16d1202] - tools: remove excessive comments from .eslintrc (Rich Trott) #5151
  • [c4ed5ece4d] - tools: enable no-proto rule for linter (Jackson Tian) #5140
  • [86f8477b56] - tools: disallow mixed spaces and tabs for indents (Rich Trott) #5135
  • [21fd1496a9] - tools: alphabetize eslint stylistic issues section (Rich Trott)
  • [22c8d50a1f] - tools: parse types into links in doc html gen (Claudio Rodriguez) #4741
  • [5c54d4987d] - tools: enable no-redeclare rule for linter (Rich Trott) #5047
  • [a3a0cf603a] - tools: add arrow function rules to eslint (cjihrig) #4813
  • [bcc26f747f] - tools,doc: fix linting errors (Rich Trott) #5161
  • [47274704aa] - url: fix lint and deopt issues (Brian White) #5300
  • [729ad75860] - url: improve url.parse() performance (Brian White) #4892
  • [6c8378b15b] - vm: fix produceCachedData (Jiho Choi) #5343
  • [d1cacb814f] - (SEMVER-MINOR) vm: introduce cachedData/produceCachedData (Fedor Indutny) #4777

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