Node v0.5.8

2011.09.30, Version 0.5.8 (unstable)

  • zlib bindings (isaacs)
  • Windows supports TTY ANSI escape codes (Bert Belder)
  • Debugger improvements (Fedor Indutny)
  • crypto: look up SSL errors with ERR_print_errors() (Ben Noordhuis)
  • dns callbacks go through MakeCallback now
  • Raise an error when a malformed package.json file is found. (Ben Leslie)
  • buffers: handle bad length argument in constructor (Ben Noordhuis)
  • #1726, unref process.stdout
  • Doc improvements (Ben Noordhuis, Fedor Indutny, koichik)
  • Upgrade libuv to fe18438

Download: http://nodejs.org/dist/v0.5.8/node-v0.5.8.tar.gz

Windows Executable: http://nodejs.org/dist/v0.5.8/node.exe

Website: http://nodejs.org/docs/v0.5.8/

Documentation: http://nodejs.org/docs/v0.5.8/api/

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2 Responses to Node v0.5.8

  1. Tom Medema says:

    Thanks, though if I may add some positive criticism, changes like “Debugger improvements” are not very descriptive.

    For example, I’ve personally had debugger issues, but this statement says nothing about what exactly has improved and if it is related to the issues I had.

    Good going anyway 😉

  2. Ricky Seltzer says:

    It is apparently impossible to use node.js 0.5.8 on Windows XP. The .exe file provided will not run as it is not a valid Windows executable, and the vcbuild.bat aborts right away with the message:
    C:\node-v0.5.8> vcbuild.bat release test-all
    python: can’t open file ‘tools\gyp_node’: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
    Failed to create vc project files.

    Is there a solution for me?

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