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Release: npm@6.6.0-next.0

Hi everybody, I’m Fred, new member of the CLI team. A new prerelease of the npm cli has been tagged (and it’s my first one!).

You can install it with npm i -g npm@next or try it out with npx npm@next …

Prereleases are promoted to latest after a week if no serious issues stop them. Please give it a whirl and tell us what you think!

latest: 6.5.0
next: 6.6.0-next.0


Today is an auspicious day! This release marks the end of a massive internal refactor to npm that means we finally got rid of the legacy npm-registry-client in favor of the shiny, new, window.fetch-like npm-registry-fetch.

Now, the installer had already done most of this work with the release of npm@5, but it turns out every other command still used the legacy client. This release updates all of those commands to use the new client, and while we’re at it, adds a few extra goodies:

There’s too many commits to list all of them here, so check out the PR if you’re curious about details: