The Packages npm registry no longer returns a time value in metadata responses. This was done to allow for substantial performance improvements. We continue to have all the data necessary to return a time value as part of the metadata response and will resume returning this value in the future once we have solved the existing performance issues.

Learn more about the Packages npm registry

For questions, visit the GitHub Packages community

To see what's next for Packages, visit our public roadmap

Note: This post originally inaccurately referred to time as not being returned in the “official npm specification”. While an “official npm specification” does not exist, time is referred to in the registry package-metadata documentation and used for some commands.