Almost six months after putting out Node.js 5.0, the Node.js Foundation has announced an hour ago the immediate public availability of the Node.js version 6.0 on a two-year Long Term Support (LTS) plan.
TheFoundation says that the update brings a number of performance enhancements, including significantly faster module loading, better tests and documentation, as well as improved usability of its Buffer and File System APIs.
It’s worth noting that v6 is labeled as a ‘Current’ release, which means it’s intended for developers who want to try the latest features immediately and can uprade to subsequent versions quickly.
For those who are still usingv4, you can expect continued support until April 2017, as it’s a stable release with long-term support. Version 5 will be supported for another two months before users will have to transition to v6.
Node.js 6 covers 93% of all ES6 features