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Node.js releases version 6.0. Yes, yes, LTS
More module issue fixes still
The Node.js Foundation has released version 6, which now falls just seven per cent short of complete support for the ES6 specifications.
It specifies core features, which the foundation announced are now supported, including "default and rest parameters, destructuring, class and super keywords."
According to the foundation's announcement, "one of the most significant [performance] improvements" comes "from module loading", though stability may be of greater interest to client-side application developers than speed.
left-pad dependency and toppling thousands of projects with a shrug.
Following the Semantic Versioning Specification, Node.js will be putting version 4, the current stable release, under maintenance mode from April 2017, "meaning only critical bugs, critical security fixes and documentation updates will be permitted," and advises users to begin transitioning from v4 to v6 in October, when v6 goes into Long-Term Support.
As Node.js says, major releases "usually introduce backwards-incompatible, breaking changes. ®