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It's that time of year! December is upon us, which means y'all are just going to be doing a lot less, in general, for the next month or so. The "Xmas Chasm", as we like to call it, has already begun. So for those of you reading it from the other side: Hi! Welcome back!
This week's release is a relatively small one, involving just a few bugfixes and dependency upgrades. The CLI team has been busy recently with scoping out
npm@5, and starting to do initial spec work for in-scope stuff.
On to the actual changes!
bundledDependenciesare intended to be left untouched by the installer, as much as possible -- if they're bundled, we assume that you want to be particular about the contents of your bundle. The installer used to have a corner case where existing dependencies that had bundledDependencies would get clobbered by as the installer moved stuff around, even though the installer already avoided moving deps that were themselves bundled. This is now fixed, along with the connected crasher, and your bundledDeps should be left even more intact than before! (@iarna)
fc61c08#15082 Initialize nodes from bundled dependencies. This should address #14427 and related issues, but it's turned out to be a tremendously difficult issue to reproduce in a test. We decided to include it even pending tests, because we found the root cause of the errors. (@iarna)
devDependencieswhen deciding whether to hoist a package. This should resolve a variety of missing dependency issues some folks were seeing when
devDependencieshappened to also be dependencies of your
dependencies. This often manifested as modules going missing, or only being installed, after
npm installwas called twice. (@schmod)
EPERMerrors are Windows are now handled more gracefully. Windows users that tended to see these errors due to, say, an antivirus-induced race condition, should see them much more rarely, if at all. (@isaacs)