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The Node.js JavaScript runtime and associated ecosystem.


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Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 19
  • Last updated: (2012-12-18)
  • Percentage of completion: 50%

Detailed Description

Node.js is a platform built on Chrome's JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications. Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.

Benefit to Fedora

Node.js is a very popular development and deployment ecosystem. By providing Node.js in Fedora, we increase our portfolio of software development tools. By catering to Node.js developers, we have an opportunity to bring in new developer talent to Fedora.


As of 2012-12-18, the major work for the runtime of Node.js is complete and committed to Rawhide. The remaining work is around building up the surrounding ecosystem, most notably with the addition of the npm (Node-packaged modules) package manager and developing packaging guidelines around it.

How To Test

Once complete, testing should be as simple as running 'npm install <module>' and verifying that it behaves in the way the website for that model indicates.

User Experience

No other existing packages depend on this, though there are many Node-packaged modules such as less.js and some newer JQuery modules that will become available to Fedora now that we have the framework.

Contingency Plan

No contingency plan necessary. If it's not ready, the feature can be removed from the documentation until a future release. It does not impact any core functionality of the system.


Release Notes

Fedora 19 now includes the Node.js JavaScript runtime environment for developing fast, scalable network applications using the JavaScript programming language.

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