Node v8.1.0 (Current)

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Description: The new major release of Node.js v8.1.0 has been announced. It brings a range of significant changes and additions.


  • Async Hooks
    • When one Promise leads to the creation of a new Promise, the parent
      Promise will be identified as the trigger.
  • Dependencies
    • libuv has been updated to 1.12.0.
    • npm has been updated to 5.0.3.
  • File system
    • The fs.exists() function now works correctly with util.promisify().
    • fs.Stats times are now also available as numbers.
  • Inspector
    • It is now possible to bind to a random port using --inspect=0.
  • Zlib
    • A regression in the Zlib module that made it impossible to properly
      subclasses zlib.Deflate and other Zlib classes has been fixed.

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