Weekly Update - Jul 17th, 2015

Yosuke Furukawa (@yosuke-furukawa)

io.js and Node.js News — July 17th

io.js 2.4.0 is released, Apigee joined our foundation and Intl WG start.

io.js 2.4 Release

This week we have one io.js release: v2.4.0, complete changelog from previous releases can be found on GitHub.

Notable Changes


  • src: Added a new --track-heap-objects flag to track heap object allocations for heap snapshots (Bradley Meck) #2135.
  • readline: Fixed a freeze that affected the repl if the keypress event handler threw (Alex Kocharin) #2107.
  • npm: Upgraded to v2.13.0, release notes can be found in https://github.com/npm/npm/releases/tag/v2.13.0 (Forrest L Norvell) #2152.

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.
  • 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

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