I'm happy to share that I've cut a release of npm for the first time this week! 🎉
firstname.lastname@example.org is out there! It was a bit stressful making sure I don't get anything wrong but all in all it's a very straightforward process as you can see in the Release process wiki page and I had the support of my entire team. ❤️
This release comes with 2 exciting new features, the first being the work from @koste4 on the new look of the browser CLI docs (the one that pops up docs in your browser when you run
npm help <command> --viewer browser):
And the second new feature we shipped in this version is the work I've put together to support a new
funding property in
package.json - in a bid to help the open source community npm decided to add a new command:
npm fund that will provide more visibility to npm users on what dependencies are actively looking for ways to fund their work.
As part of that change,
npm install will also show a single message at the end in order to let the user aware that dependencies are looking for funding, it looks like this:
$ npm install 3 packages are looking for funding. Run "npm fund" to find out more.
Here is a quick preview of what the output from
npm fund looks like:
$ npm fund email@example.com ├─┬ firstname.lastname@example.org │ ├── type: dev dep │ └── url: http://example.com/fund ├─┬ email@example.com │ ├── type: individual │ └── url: https://example.com/project/support └─┬ firstname.lastname@example.org ├── type: corporate └── url: https://corp.example.com/sponsor
npm fund <package> will open the url listed for that given package right in your browser.
I'm excited to see how this will evolve as we collect feedback from the community and iterate on it in the following months. 😊
For more info on this release and the latest news about the Community & Open Source team, go check out the npm blog post: https://blog.npmjs.org/post/188841555980/updates-to-community-docs-more