v8Getting started with v8


Remarks

This section provides an overview of what v8 is, and why a developer might want to use it.

It should also mention any large subjects within v8, and link out to the related topics. Since the Documentation for v8 is new, you may need to create initial versions of those related topics.

Versions

v8 Releases

VersionRelease Date
0.1.02008-07-03
1.0.02009-02-09
2.0.02009-11-18
3.0.02010-12-07
3.10.02012-10-30
3.20.02013-06-28
4.2.12015-01-14
4.10.12016-01-16

Installation or Setup

v8 uses the Google depot_tools for getting the source and building the library. To install depot_tools , follow the instructions here:

https://www.chromium.org/developers/how-tos/install-depot-tools

Get the v8 source by running

/path/to/depot_tools/fetch v8
 

After running this command, to pull new versions in the future, run

/path/to/depot_tools/gclient sync
 

Build instructions are provided here: https://github.com/v8/v8/wiki/Building%20with%20GN