Three months after the Node.js Foundation started work on a new release candidate, Node.js 4.0.0 has been released – now featuring the io.js fork code base for the very first time.
Expected to be the last series under their forked banner, io.js has progressed to version 3.0.0. Breaking changes show up in the form of V8 upgrades, along with preparations around the native side of the platform for the upcoming Node.js merger.
After initially breaking away from the grips of Joyent and Node.js, io.js has now officially signed up with the Node.js Foundation, putting an end to the community split.
Persistence has payed off in the latest Node.js development, with staff from io.js and the Linux Foundation working to bring the band back together. The spin-off framework might finally be coming home.
Following the release of Node.js 0.12, Joyent has announced a Node.js foundation led by major industry players. But will it help patch up the schismatic Node community?