Update: you can also use nodejs-versions in the labs plugin.
If you’re starting some NodeJS fun on Heroku, you might find that it is not using the latest stable version (as of today is v0.6.10). To help fix this problem Heroku has provided the means to build your own buildpacks with the Cedar Stack. This article has one of the better tutorials, but it requires you to use aws; which just seemed silly for something as standard using the latest stable version.
To use these:
- Fork Heroku’s NodeJS buildpack
- Clone your new repository locally
- Edit the bin/compile
- Commit and push changes
- Create a new Heroku application
I haven’t found any documentation on how to change the buildpack url setting in an existing application, so I’m going to assume it isn’t possible. If anyone knows otherwise, feel free to let me know.