npm Blog (Archive)

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Hey again, everyone! While last release was focused largely around PRs from the CLI team, this release is mostly pulling in community PRs in npm itself and its dependencies! We’ve got a good chunk of wonderful contributions for y'all, and even new features and performance improvements! 🎉

We’re hoping to continue our biweekly (as in every-other-week biweekly) release schedule from now on, so you should be seeing more steady npm releases from here on out. And that’s good, ‘cause we’ve got a ton of new stuff on our roadmap for this year. Keep an eye out for exciting news. 👀



I hope y'all have been having fun with npm ci so far! Since this is the first release since that went out, we’ve had a few fixes and improvements now that folks have actually gotten their hands on it! Benchmarks have been super promising so far, and I’ve gotten messages from a lot of you saying you’ve sped up your CI work by 2-5x in some cases! Have a good example? Tell us on Twitter!

npm ci is, right now, the fastest installer you can use in CI situations, so go check it out if you haven’t already! We’ll continue doing performance improvements on it, and a lot of those will help make npm install fast as well. 🏎😎

This libcipm release includes a number of improvements: