#511 F33 System-Wide Change: Node.js 14.x by default
Closed 6 months ago by pbokoc. Opened 10 months ago by bcotton.

This issue tracks the release note for the following Fedora Change:

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/Nodejs14x

If you own this change, please add additional information here that we should communicate to Fedora users. Specifically, please consider:

  • New features available because of this change - pick 2 or 3 that are important
  • Considerations for users of previous releases of Fedora (upgrade issues, format changes, etc.)
  • Links to any upstream Release Notes
  • If this helps Fedora be a superior environment for our target audiences, please explain how so that we can emphasize this.

Your notes to us do not need to be formally written. We will edit them and add details as needed. This is a way for you to ensure that we know what is critical about your change.

If you want to write this release note, then:

  • Assign this issue to yourself
  • Check the wiki page linked above, find out what the change is about
  • Determine whether the change actually made it into the release or not[0]
  • Write a draft release note using that information against the correct branch here, in Pagure. (or see below)
  • Get in touch with the contact person/people listed on the wiki page, either through IRC or e-mail, and ask them to check your draft for technical accuracy
  • Submit your Release Note as a PR to this repository.

Once you're done with the above, make sure to either commit the relnote to an appropriate section of the Release Notes book, or, if you're not familiar with Git, AsciiDoc, or whatever else, just add it to this issue as a comment and let pbokoc[1] know that you're done with this one and you'd like the note included. Be sure to do this at least one day before the final release (October 29 according to the current schedule). Also make sure to do this even for relnotes that haven't been checked by the change owner.

[0] You can do that by asking the change owner listed on the wiki page; alternatively you can infer it by checking the tracker bug (linked in Wiki) in Bugzilla and looking at its status; see bug comments for details. Ask someone on the mailing list or on IRC if you're not sure.
[1] In #fedora-docs on FreeNode (UTC+1 timezone, online mostly during the day on weekdays), or pbokoc @redhat.com if you can't get a hold of me on IRC.


Metadata Update from @rafzal30:
- Issue assigned to rafzal30

6 months ago

Hi, I am an outreachy applicant. Can I work on this issue?

No movement so I'll reassign this to myself and cover it.

Metadata Update from @pbokoc:
- Issue assigned to pbokoc (was: rafzal30)

6 months ago

@pbokoc I am terribly sorry for the delay but I actually have the release note ready. I wasn't familiar with the asciidoc so was trying to figure that out amidst other contributions.
Really very sorry but I am just about to make a PR. Is that alright?

== Node.js 14.x by Default

Fedora 33 will carry the latest LTS version 14.x as the default Node.js interpreter for the system.

== Benefit to Fedora

As Node.js is a popular JavaScript server-side engine, keepig Fedora updated with the latest Node.js relases will allow it to track the state-of-the-art in that space.

Fedora 33 will also have the 12.x release available as a selectable module stream for users who are runnng software that does not support 14.x.

== User Experience

Users will have the 14.x release of Node.js by defailt available in Fedora 33. However, if your applications are not compatible with the newer version, you can revert to the 12.x. release by running the following commands

dnf remove node.js

dnf module reset nodejs

dnf module install nodejs:12

@pbokoc please give me a go ahead so that I can open a PR

Metadata Update from @pbokoc:
- Issue assigned to rafzal30 (was: pbokoc)

6 months ago

Metadata Update from @pbokoc:
- Issue status updated to: Closed (was: Open)

6 months ago

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