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Release v7.0.0

🎉 Happy release Tuesday! Today marks a major milestone for the npm CLI team - we’ve officially cut npm@7.0.0. If you’ve been following along this past year, or more, you’ll now that we’ve been working hard to bring you this release. Our focus & determination excelerated these past 3 months as we picked up a weekly+ release cadence & began addressing bugs/feedback during our beta/rc windows.

As I’ve mentioned before, we’ve still got a lot of room for improvement but we think that the cli is in a very stable place today & ready for you to use. npm v7 will be shipping with Node.js v15 (a PR to land this work will be opened shortly) & we hope to continue the pace of change/improvement as we head in to this last quarter of the year.

You can start using this update today by running:

npm install -g npm@7

Here’s some notable changes for v7.0.0 & v7.0.0-rc.4 (which landed 2020-10-09 last week):

v7.0.0 (2020-10-12)




v7.0.0-rc.4 (2020-10-09)

To read the full list of changes in v7, check out our