After a much watched transition of io.js v3 to Node v4, the first release from the Node.js Foundation is available! As we eagerly watched over our long weekend BBQs, the RC went from 4.0.0-rc.1 to 4.0.0-rc.5 in a short time as our team tried to keep up the pace. Our CI is now up-to-date for StrongLoop product compatibility testing that started this week. Congratulations to everyone who worked to get the candidate out in time for a decent period of compatibility testing to ensue!
StrongLoop is pleased to announce that, on the release day of Node v4.0.0, the first release from the converged Node.js and io.js projects under the Node.js Foundation, we are able to support customers on this major version.
With regards to our products and projects, internally StrongLoop CI has been building on iojs-v.x series for some time now, but did not yet enforce compatibility for our products, as we waited for a release candidate. A quick temperature check with Node v4.0.0-rc.5 shows a lot of green on our CI, overall StrongLoop builds and tests correctly, with a few things still to iron out. For example, one of them is an upstream dependency on sqlite3 and we have submitted comments with the maintainers to get that resolved. Node v4.0 also has a newer version of V8 than io.js did, and there are a few more things to double check.
StrongLoop is actively working to iron out all minor wrinkles within a few days. We will continue with a full QA of StrongLoop products and projects on the latest candidate so that we actively support Node v4 for our products in the coming weeks.
StrongLoop products and projects include the Loopback and Express frameworks, strong-pm and StrongLoop Arc, a design, deploy and monitoring UI for Node apps. At StrongLoop we don’t just build products for Node and io.js, we also help create them. StrongLoop was founded in 2013 by Node core committers, has members on various Node Foundation working groups.