Rogers said the version 7 beta first release emphases on constancy, predominantly with a module system that surrounds Node.js npm. By a file system API that were proposed to advantage performance, but hurt modules there were a number of regressions caused with the Node.js v6 which is going to become the active long-term support release in 2016 October. Work has been done in order to fix these issues without affecting the performance with the Node.js v7.
68 of the most dependent Node modules in the ecosystem has been identified by the Node core technical steering committee. In order to ensure modules will not break when Node versions are updated Canary in the Gold Mine technology will be used.