Node v6.10.1 (LTS)

by Myles Borins,

Notable changes

  • performance: The performance of several APIs has been improved.
    • Buffer.compare() is up to 35% faster on average. (Brian White) #10927
    • buffer.toJSON() is up to 2859% faster on average. (Brian White) #10895
    • fs.*statSync() functions are now up to 9.3% faster on average. (Brian White) #11522
    • os.loadavg is up to 151% faster. (Brian White) #11516
    • process.memoryUsage() is up to 34% faster. (Brian White) #11497
    • querystring.unescape() for Buffers is 15% faster on average. (Brian White) #10837
    • querystring.stringify() is up to 7.8% faster on average. (Brian White) #10852
    • querystring.parse() is up to 21% faster on average. (Brian White) #10874
  • IPC: Batched writes have been enabled for process IPC on platforms that support Unix Domain Sockets. (Alexey Orlenko) #10677
    • Performance gains may be up to 40% for some workloads.
  • child_process: spawnSync now returns a null status when child is terminated by a signal. (cjihrig) #11288
    • This fixes the behavior to act like spawn() does.
  • http:
    • Control characters are now always rejected when using http.request(). (Ben Noordhuis) #8923
    • Debug messages have been added for cases when headers contain invalid values. (Evan Lucas) #9195
  • node: Heap statistics now support values larger than 4GB. (Ben Noordhuis) #10186
  • timers: Timer callbacks now always maintain order when interacting with domain error handling. (John Barboza) #10522

Commits

Windows 32-bit Installer: https://nodejs.org/dist/v6.10.1/node-v6.10.1-x86.msi
Windows 64-bit Installer: https://nodejs.org/dist/v6.10.1/node-v6.10.1-x64.msi
Windows 32-bit Binary: https://nodejs.org/dist/v6.10.1/win-x86/node.exe
Windows 64-bit Binary: https://nodejs.org/dist/v6.10.1/win-x64/node.exe
macOS 64-bit Installer: https://nodejs.org/dist/v6.10.1/node-v6.10.1.pkg
macOS 64-bit Binary: https://nodejs.org/dist/v6.10.1/node-v6.10.1-darwin-x64.tar.gz
Linux 32-bit Binary: https://nodejs.org/dist/v6.10.1/node-v6.10.1-linux-x86.tar.xz
Linux 64-bit Binary: https://nodejs.org/dist/v6.10.1/node-v6.10.1-linux-x64.tar.xz
Linux PPC LE 64-bit Binary: https://nodejs.org/dist/v6.10.1/node-v6.10.1-linux-ppc64le.tar.xz
Linux PPC BE 64-bit Binary: https://nodejs.org/dist/v6.10.1/node-v6.10.1-linux-ppc64.tar.xz
Linux s390x 64-bit Binary: https://nodejs.org/dist/v6.10.1/node-v6.10.1-linux-s390x.tar.xz
AIX 64-bit Binary: https://nodejs.org/dist/v6.10.1/node-v6.10.1-aix-ppc64.tar.gz
SunOS 32-bit Binary: https://nodejs.org/dist/v6.10.1/node-v6.10.1-sunos-x86.tar.xz
SunOS 64-bit Binary: https://nodejs.org/dist/v6.10.1/node-v6.10.1-sunos-x64.tar.xz
ARMv6 32-bit Binary: https://nodejs.org/dist/v6.10.1/node-v6.10.1-linux-armv6l.tar.xz
ARMv7 32-bit Binary: https://nodejs.org/dist/v6.10.1/node-v6.10.1-linux-armv7l.tar.xz
ARMv8 64-bit Binary: https://nodejs.org/dist/v6.10.1/node-v6.10.1-linux-arm64.tar.xz
Source Code: https://nodejs.org/dist/v6.10.1/node-v6.10.1.tar.gz
Other release files: https://nodejs.org/dist/v6.10.1/
Documentation: https://nodejs.org/docs/v6.10.1/api/

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