Node v0.5.5

Sat, 27 Aug 2011 06:20:10 UTC - bennoordhuis - release

2011.08.26, Version 0.5.5 (unstable)

  • typed arrays, implementation from Plesk

  • fix IP multicast on SunOS

  • fix DNS lookup order: IPv4 first, IPv6 second (--use-uv only)

  • remove support for UNIX datagram sockets (--use-uv only)

  • UDP support for Windows (Bert Belder)

  • #1572 improve tab completion for objects in the REPL (Nathan Rajlich)

  • #1563 fix buffer overflow in child_process module (reported by Dean McNamee)

  • #1546 fix performance regression in http module (reported by Brian Geffon)

  • #1491 add PBKDF2 crypto support (Glen Low)

  • #1447 remove deprecated http.cat() function (Mikeal Rogers)

  • #1140 fix incorrect dispatch of vm.runInContext's filename argument
    (Antranig Basman)

  • #1140 document vm.runInContext() and vm.createContext() (Antranig Basman)

  • #1428 fix os.freemem() on 64 bits freebsd (Artem Zaytsev)

  • #1164 make all DNS lookups async, fixes uncatchable exceptions
    (Koichi Kobayashi)

  • fix incorrect ssl shutdown check (Tom Hughes)

  • various cmake fixes (Tom Hughes)

  • improved documentation (Koichi Kobayashi, Logan Smyth, Fedor Indutny,
    Mikeal Rogers, Maciej Małecki, Antranig Basman, Mickaël Delahaye)

  • upgrade libuv to commit 835782a

  • upgrade V8 to 3.5.8

Download: http://nodejs.org/dist/node-v0.5.5.tar.gz</a></p>

Windows Executable: http://nodejs.org/dist/v0.5.5/node.exe</a></p>

Website: http://nodejs.org/docs/v0.5.5/</a></p>

Documentation: http://nodejs.org/docs/v0.5.5/api/</a></p>

Update: The .exe has a bug that results in incompatibility with Windows XP and Server 2003. This has been reported in issue #1592 and fixed. A new binary was made that is compatibile with the older Windows: http://nodejs.org/dist/v0.5.5/node-186364e.exe.

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