RethinkDB 2.4.2 Released

RethinkDB 2.4.2 has been released. This update provides compilation and bug fixes for the latest Linux and MacOS systems and includes one notable change:

  • r.js now uses QuickJS instead of V8 3.30.33.

QuickJS supports a much newer version of JavaScript, and this update will both reduce RethinkDB’s future maintenance burden and make it easier for new contributors to work on the project. If you use r.js, your queries’ behavior could hypothetically change.

For a complete list of changes in this update, you can refer to the release notes.


Packages are available for x86-64 Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS 7, AlmaLinux 8, RockyLinux 8, and MacOS. Linux ARM builds are supposed to be released soon. While RethinkDB does build on Apple M1 systems, a dmg will only be available for x86-64. If you want a package made available for your system, find us on Slack, Discord, or GitHub and make your needs known.

Update (April 30): A Windows executable is not available, but RethinkDB 2.4.2 is reported to run successfully on WSL 2.