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.

v5.6.0 (2017-11-27)


You may have noticed this is a semver-minor bump. Wondering why? This is why!

Node 9

Previously, it turns out npm broke on the latest Node, node@9. We went ahead and fixed it up so y'all should be able to use the latest npm again!

Bug Fixes



Usually, we don’t include internal refactor stuff in our release notes, but it’s worth calling out some of them because they’re part of a larger effort the CLI team and associates are undertaking to modularize npm itself so other package managers and associated tools can reuse all that code!


Dependency Bumps