Keeping Up to Date

The Kendo UI for Angular packages are released frequently with bug fixes and new features.

Semantic Versioning

The Kendo UI packages for Angular are released independently and their version numbers follow the rules of Semantic Versioning:

  • A Major version bump (X.y.z) signals a breaking change in the API. You might need to update application code or dependencies.
  • A Minor version bump (x.Y.z) signals the addition of new features. Existing code will continue to work but new features may require additional setup.
  • A Patch version bump (x.y.Z) indicates a bug-fix release. Typically, patches do not require changes to application code.

In the early stages of development, components start in the 0.y.z verion range. The API is not considered stable until the 1.0 milestone and Minor versions may include breaking changes.

Updating to Compatible Releases

The package.json file references a major version range—for example, "@progress/kendo-angular-grid": "^3.0.0". To fetch the latest compatible Minor or Patch release, run npm update.

Check in the updated package-lock.json file in the source control.

Updating to Latest Versions

To update to the most recent versions of the Kendo UI for Angular components, use npm-check-updates.

Upgrading between major versions might require you to change the application code. For more details, refer to the Release History and to the Change Log for each individual package—for example, the Change Log for the Buttons.

npx npm-check-updates -u -f /^@progress/

A successful run will record the updated versions in package.json.

Updating to Unsupported Releases

The latest versions of the packages are compatible with the Active and LTS versions of Angular. To update to the most recent versions of the Kendo UI for Angular components, compatible with a legacy version of Angular, use the respective distribution tags:

  • ng2 for Angular 2.x
  • ng4 for Angular 4.x
  • ng5 for Angular 5.x

For example, to update to the latest version of the Buttons package, compatible with Angular 4.x:

npm install @progress/kendo-angular-buttons@ng4

Updating Angular

To generate checklists for upgrading between framework versions, use the Angular Upgrade Guide.

Angular 6 is a major release that includes improvements and breaking changes. The latest version of the Kendo UI for Angular components are compatible with Angular 6 and 7, but require special considerations with regard to RxJS. The Kendo UI for Angular packages are built against RxJS 5.5+ to maintain compatibility with previous versions of Angular. To work with RxJS 6.0, install the rxjs-compat package.

npm install --save rxjs-compat@6

A future update, tentatively scheduled for May 2019, will drop the need for installing rxjs-compat. The new versions will not be compatible with Angular 4 and 5.

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