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chore: bump node min version to 10.13.0 #22400
Node 8 reached end of life in December of 2019. There were deprecation warnings about it in previous Gatsby versions. Less than 3% of Gatsby users are still using Node 8. Some libraries that Gatsby or Gatsby plugins depend on have dropped Node 8. This meant that we were locked into using an older version of packages and couldn’t apply the latest bugfixes (that was a case with, e.g., sharp or got). Some performance and memory improvements were only possible with newer versions of Node too.
Evaluating all those factors, we decided that it’s better to drop Node 8 support in a minor version, rather than wait further.