Weekly Update - Jun 12th, 2015

Giovanny Gioyik (@Gioyik)

io.js 2.3 releases

This week we had one io.js release v2.3.0, complete changelog can be found on GitHub.

Notable changes

  • libuv: Upgraded to 1.6.0 and 1.6.1, see full ChangeLog for details. (Saúl Ibarra Corretgé) #1905 #1889. Highlights include:
    • Fix TTY becoming blocked on OS X
    • Fix UDP send callbacks to not to be synchronous
    • Add uv_os_homedir() (exposed as os.homedir(), see below)
  • npm: See full release notes for details. (Kat Marchán) #1899. Highlight:
    • Use GIT_SSH_COMMAND (available as of Git 2.3)
  • openssl:
    • Upgrade to 1.0.2b and 1.0.2c, introduces DHE man-in-the-middle protection (Logjam) and fixes malformed ECParameters causing infinite loop (CVE-2015-1788). See the security advisory for full details. (Shigeki Ohtsu) #1950 #1958
    • Support FIPS mode of OpenSSL, see README for instructions. (Fedor Indutny) #1890
  • os: Add os.homedir() method. (Colin Ihrig) #1791
  • smalloc: Deprecate whole module. (Vladimir Kurchatkin) #1822
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Known issues

See https://github.com/nodejs/node/labels/confirmed-bug for complete and current list of known issues.

  • Some problems with unreferenced timers running during beforeExit are still to be resolved. See #1264.
  • Surrogate pair in REPL can freeze terminal #690
  • process.send() is not synchronous as the docs suggest, a regression introduced in 1.0.2, see #760 and fix in #774
  • Calling dns.setServers() while a DNS query is in progress can cause the process to crash on a failed assertion #894
  • url.resolve may transfer the auth portion of the url when resolving between two full hosts, see #1435.

Community Updates

Upcoming Events

  • CascadiaJS tickets are on sale, July 8th - 10th at Washington State
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  • NodeConf EU tickets are on sale, September 6th - 9th at Waterford, Ireland
  • JSConf CO, October 16th - 17th at Ruta N, Medellin
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  1. Notable changes
  2. Known issues
  3. Community Updates
  4. Upcoming Events