Stencil follows the Semantic Versioning (SemVer) convention:
major.minor.patch. Incompatible API changes increment the
major version, adding
backwards-compatible functionality increments the
minor version, and backwards-compatible bug fixes
A major release will be published when there is a breaking change introduced in the API. Major releases will occur roughly every 6 months and may contain breaking changes. Release candidates will be published prior to a major release in order to get feedback before the final release. An outline of what is changing and why will be included with the release candidates.
A minor release will be published when a new feature is added or API changes that are non-breaking are introduced. We will heavily test any changes so that we are confident with the release, but with new code comes the potential for new issues*. Minor releases are scheduled to occur at least once a month, although this cadence may vary according to team priorities.
* This statement applies to the Stencil team upgrading its version of TypeScript as well. For more information, please see the team's support policy regarding TypeScript
A patch release will be published when bug fixes were included, but the API has not changed and no breaking changes were introduced. Patch releases are scheduled to occur at least once a month, although this cadence may vary according to team priorities. There may be times where patch releases need to released more often than scheduled.
To see a list of all notable changes to Stencil, please refer to the releases page. This contains an ordered list of all bug fixes and new features under each release.