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Node.js and io.js Merge Under the Node Foundation

by Abel Avram Follow 9 Followers on  May 16, 2015

The io.js TC has voted to join the upcoming Node Foundation. The project will be named Node.js but it will be based on io.js’ repository.

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io.js Team Releases 2.0, Debates Joining Node Foundation

by James Chesters Follow 1 Followers on  May 12, 2015

The io.js team has released version 2.0 bringing with it the upgraded V8 JavaScript engine. The upgrade moves classes out of staging, with the class keyword usable in strict mode without flags, as well moving object literal enhancements out of staging, making shorthand method and property syntax usable, and implementing rest parameters in staging behind the --harmony-rest-parameters flag.

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Node.js Releases Version 0.12

by James Chesters Follow 1 Followers on  Feb 10, 2015

Node.js has released version 0.12, its first significant release since 2013's 0.10. The much-anticipated version 0.12, once described as "imminent" in January 2014, comes with a raft of Module and JS API changes, an updated version of V8, and many debugging enhancements. Significantly, it also comes with initial support for ECMAScript Internationalization API 1.0 (ECMA-402).

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1.0.x Release for io.js

by James Chesters Follow 1 Followers on  Jan 20, 2015

The io.js team has released version 1.0 -- but the versioning does not suggest the platform is "production ready." Despite overtaking Node, io.js clarifies the release in its own FAQ: "The choice to release as 1.0.x was not to signify that io.js should be considered production-ready, but because it was a significant enough release from Node.js to warrant a major version increment," it says.

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Io.js, Node.js Fork, Plans First Release for January 2015

by James Chesters Follow 1 Followers on  Dec 09, 2014

Io.js officially launched this week. A GitHub fork of joyent/node where contributions, releases, and contributorship are under an open governance model, plans its first release for January 2015. With some core members of the Node.js community dissatisfied with Joyent's Advisory board, and by Node's lack of releases, core team member Fedor Indutny set up io.js.

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