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.

Release: v7.0.0-beta.5

As foretold by the prophesies, another weekly npm v7 beta is now available.

tl;dr - run npm i -g npm@next-7 right now, and tell us about any problems you encounter with it.

This fixes the npm view --json output, adds test coverage, and switches us from meant to leven for the “Did you mean…?” message.

It does not yet fix some of the other issues that early beta testers have helpfully reported to us:

We expect these issues to be fixed in upcoming beta updates soon.

As always, please report any problems you encounter! We are grateful for your help in npm’s ongoing improvement.

v7.0.0-beta.5 (2020-08-18)

v7.0.0-beta.4 (2020-08-11)

Replace some environment variables that were excluded. This implements the amendment to RFC0021.

v7.0.0-beta.3 (2020-08-10)

Bring back support for npm audit --production, fix a minor npm version annoyance, and track down a very serious issue where a project could be blown away when it matches a meta-dep in the tree.

v7.0.0-beta.2 (2020-08-07)

New notification style for updates, and a working doctor.

v7.0.0-beta.1 (2020-08-05)

Fix some issues found in the beta pubish process, and initial attempts to use npm v7 with citgm.