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 version range. Up to the 1.0 milestone, the API is considered unstable and minor versions may include breaking changes.

Updating to Compatible Releases

The package.json file references a major version rangefor 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. For example, npx npm-check-updates -u -f /.*@progress.*/. A successful run will record the updated versions in package.json.

If the command fails, you may have to specify the location of the package.json file as well npx npm-check-updates -u -f /.*@progress.*/ --packageFile ./package.json.

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 packagefor example, the Change Log for the Buttons.

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, use the npm install @progress/kendo-angular-buttons@ng4 command.

Updating Angular

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