npm Blog (Archive)

The npm blog has been discontinued.

Updates from the npm team are now published on the GitHub Blog and the GitHub Changelog.

v5.4.0 (2017-08-22)

Here’s another small big release, with a handful bunch of fixes and a couple of small new features! This release has been incubating rather longer than usual and it’s grown quite a bit in that time. I’m also excited to say that it has contributions from 27 different folks, which is a new record for us. Our previous record was 5.1.0 at 21. Before that the record had been held by 1.3.16 since December of 2013.

chart of contributor counts by version, showing an increasing rate over time and spikes mid in the 1.x series and later at 5.x

If you can’t get enough of the bleeding edge, I encourage you to check out our canary release of npm. Get it with npm install -g npmc. It’s going to be seeing some exciting stuff in the next couple of weeks, starting with a rewriten npm dedupe, but moving on to… well, you’ll just have to wait and find out.