Here are two methods that can be use to find the version of the V8 engine that a particular version of node is using.
getting the version of your running Chrome
if you want to find the V8 engine of the version of chrome you are currently running
- visit the chrome://version/ page
if don't have a running instance of Chrome
If don't have a instance of Chrome running with the version you want to investigate:
- check the version of Chrome using the "About" command. For instance, let say it's '36.0.1985.143' .
http://src.chromium.org/viewvc/chrome/releases/[VERSION]/DEPS( replace [VERSION] with the actual string you found at step 1). In our example, this will be
http://src.chromium.org/viewvc/chrome/releases/36.0.1985.143/DEPS. This file, maintained by the Chrome development team contains the description of all the dependencies and components used by Chrome, their location and their version number.
Inside this file, search for the line containing
It will look like:
- That's it ! the corresponding V8 engine version is 3.26
Here is V8 version for the various Chrome I am using :
|Chromium Version||V8 version|
|36.0.1985.125 Ubuntu 14.04 (283153)||v3.26@21981|
This is explained in greater details in this post