Hey again, everyone! While last release was focused largely around PRs from the CLI team, this release is mostly pulling in community PRs in npm itself and its dependencies! We've got a good chunk of wonderful contributions for y'all, and even new features and performance improvements!
We're hoping to continue our biweekly (as in every-other-week biweekly) release schedule from now on, so you should be seeing more steady npm releases from here on out. And that's good, 'cause we've got a ton of new stuff on our roadmap for this year. Keep an eye out for exciting news.
2f513fe1c#19904 Make a best-attempt at preserving line ending style when saving
npm-shrinkwrap.json. This goes hand-in-hand with a previous patch to preserve detected indentation style. (@tuananh)
- Retry git-based operations on certain types of failure.
ecfbb16dc#19929 Add support for the
NO_COLORstandard. This gives a cross-application, consistent way of disabling ANSI color code output. Note that npm already supported this through
npm_config_color='false'configurations, so this is just another way to do it. (@chneukirchen)
fc8761daf#19629 Give more detailed, contextual information when npm fails to parse
npm-shrinkwrap.json, instead of saying
JSON parse errorand leaving you out in the cold. (@JoshuaKGoldberg)
--no-proxyconfig option. Previously, you needed to use the
NO_PROXYenvironment variable to use this feature -- now it's an actual npm option. (@Saturate)
f0e998daa#18426 Do environment variable replacement in config files even for config keys or fragments of keys. (@misak113)
9847c82a8#18384 Better error messaging and suggestions when users get
I hope y'all have been having fun with
npm ci so far! Since this is the first release since that went out, we've had a few fixes and improvements now that folks have actually gotten their hands on it! Benchmarks have been super promising so far, and I've gotten messages from a lot of you saying you've sped up your CI work by 2-5x in some cases! Have a good example? Tell us on Twitter!
npm ci is, right now, the fastest installer you can use in CI situations, so go check it out if you haven't already! We'll continue doing performance improvements on it, and a lot of those will help make
npm install fast as well.
libcipm release includes a number of improvements:
- PERFORMANCE Reduce calls to
read-package-jsonand separate JSON update phase from man/bin linking phase.
npm cishould be noticeably faster.
- FEATURE Progress bar now fills up as packages are installed, instead of sitting there doing nothing.
- BUGFIX Add support for
- BUFGIX Linking binaries and running scripts in parallel was causing packages to sometimes clobber each other when hoisted, as well as potentially running too many run-sripts in parallel. This is now a serial operation, and it turns out to have had relatively little actual performance impact.
- BUGFIX Stop adding
_fromto directory deps (aka
58d2aa58d#20027 Use a specific mtime when packing tarballs instead of the beginning of epoch time. This should allow
npm packto generate tarballs with identical hashes for identical contents, while fixing issues with some
zipimplementations that do not support pre-1980 timestamps. (@isaacs)
4f319de1dDon't fall back to couch adduser if we didn't try couch login. (@iarna)
c8230c9bb#19608 Fix issue where using the npm-bundled
npxon Windows was invoking
npx prefix(and downloading that package). (@laggingreflex)
d70c01970#18953 Avoid using code that depends on
unsupportedcheck, so npm can report the issue normally instead of syntax-crashing. (@deployable)
firstname.lastname@example.org: Fixes issue preventing correct rendering of backticked strings. man pages should be rendering correctly now instead of having empty spaces wherever backticks were used. (@joshbruce)
71076ebda#19950 Add a note to install --production. (@kyranet)
3a33400b8#19957 nudge around some details in ci docs (@zkat)
06038246a#19893 Add a common open reason to the issue template. (@MrStonedOne)
7376dd8af#19870 Fix typo in
5390ed4fa#19858 Fix documented default value for config save option. It was still documented as
false, even though
email@example.com it to
trueby default. (@nalinbhardwaj)
npm updatedocs now that
--saveis on by default. (@selbekk)
5ec5dffc8#19726 Clarify that
versionfields are optional if your package is not supposed to be installable as a dependency. (@ngarnier)
046500994#19676 Fix documented cache location on Windows. (@VladRassokhin)
ffa84cd0f#19475 Added example for
de72d9a18#19307 Document the
npm help package-lock.json. (@jcrben)
35c4abded#18976 Typo fix in coding style documentation. (@rinfan)
editsection to description in
c2bbaaa58#19194 Tiny style fix in
d7ff07135#18514 Make it so
7a8705113#18407 Clarify the mechanics of the
package.jsona bit. (@bmacnaughton)
b2a1cf084#18382 Document the
b8a48a959#19907 Consolidate code for stringifying
package.jsonand package locks. Also adds tests have been added to test that
package[-lock].jsonfiles are written to disk with their original line endings. (@nwoltman)
b4f707d9f#19879 Remove unused devDependency
8150dd5f7#16540 Stop doing an
make clean. (@metux)
OTHER DEPENDENCY BUMPS
firstname.lastname@example.org: Support git packed refs