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chocolatey (maintainer) on 07 Mar 2018 00:31:18 +00:00:

User 'chocolatey' (maintainer) submitted package.

chocolatey-ops (reviewer) on 07 Mar 2018 01:07:14 +00:00:

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Node.js is a JavaScript runtime built on Chrome's V8 JavaScript engine. Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient. Node.js' package ecosystem, npm, is the largest ecosystem of open source libraries in the world.

This package runs the official Node JS installer, resulting in Node.exe and NPM being installed under Program Files, and added to the SYSTEM PATH environment variable.


While this package now provides both Current and LTS releases of Node.js, it is still recommended to use the nodejs-lts package if only targeting the latest LTS release is required.


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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Node.js Foundation


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Node JS 9.7.1 4150 Friday, March 2, 2018 approved
Node JS 9.7.0 840 Thursday, March 1, 2018 approved
Node JS 9.6.1 3363 Friday, February 23, 2018 approved
Node JS 9.6.0 1478 Thursday, February 22, 2018 approved
Node JS 9.5.0 10069 Thursday, February 1, 2018 approved
Node JS 9.4.0 10508 Wednesday, January 10, 2018 approved
Node JS 9.3.0 10856 Wednesday, December 13, 2017 approved
Node JS 9.2.1 2824 Friday, December 8, 2017 approved
Node JS 9.2.0 10871 Wednesday, November 15, 2017 approved
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