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App Platform Node Build Pack can't use node version 18+

I’m trying to use nodejs 18.x.x on the app platform but can’t. Is the buildpack limited to nodejs 16/17?

If so when will it be updated to support 18+?

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Hi @paperplanesoftware,

Yes, the buildpack is currently limited to Node.js versions up to v16. Adding support for v18+ is definitely planned but unfortunately I can’t share an ETA at this time.

If you absolutely need to use v18, you can switch to a Dockerfile based build instead of buildpacks.

Gatsby v5 requires Node 18. This needs to be addressed soon.

Yes, I’ve got the same issue. Would be good to use v18.x. Would be nice to be able to easily find docs on the supported node versions in DigitalOcean app platform too.