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Node.js is a JavaScript runtime built on Chrome's V8 JavaScript engine. For more information on using Node.js, see the Node.js Website.

Node in Electron


The Electron Project embeds Node, which allows developers to leverage all of Node's capabilities and access the filesystem on your desktop platform. Electron embeds different versions of Node in different release lines of Electron. These versions are chosen such that they depend on a version of V8 compatible with the version of V8 present in the Chromium version used for that release line.

Branching Strategy:

master in this fork is an unused branch; a version of Node present in a release line can be found in a branch with the naming scheme electron-node-vX.Y.Z.

6-0-x 5-0-x 4-0-x 3-0-x 2-0-x 1-8-x 1-7-x
Chromium v76.0.3809.60 v73.0.3683.121 v69.0.3497.106 v66.0.3359.181 v61.0.3163.100 v59.0.3071.115 v58.0.3029.110
Node v12.4.0 v12.0.0-unreleased v10.11.0 v10.2.0 v8.9.3 v8.2.1 v7.9.0
V8 7.6.303.19 7.2.502.19 v6.9.427.24 v6.6.346.23 v6.1.534.36 v5.8.283.38 v5.5.372.40

See our website for what versions of Node are present in which release lines.

Working on the fork

To make changes to Node for a specific version of Electron, see electron/vendor/node for the version of Node in that release line, and then open a Pull Request against the associated electron-node-vX.Y.Z branch.


Node fork to make it suitable for embedding in Electron




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