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Material-UI Versions

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Stable versions

The most recent version is recommended in production.

Latest versions

Here you can find the latest unreleased documentation and code. You can use it to see what changes are coming and provide better feedback to Material-UI contributors.

Versioning strategy

Stability ensures that reusable components and libraries, tutorials, tools, and learned practices don't become obsolete unexpectedly. Stability is essential for the ecosystem around Material-UI to thrive.

This document contains the practices that are followed to provide you with a leading-edge UI library, balanced with stability, ensuring that future changes are always introduced in a predictable way.

Material-UI strictly follows Semantic Versioning 2.0.0. Material-UI version numbers have three parts: major.minor.patch. The version number is incremented based on the level of change included in the release.

  • Major releases contain significant new features, some but minimal developer assistance is expected during the update. When updating to a new major release, you may need to run update scripts, refactor code, run additional tests, and learn new APIs.
  • Minor releases contain important new features. Minor releases are fully backward-compatible; no developer assistance is expected during update, but you can optionally modify your apps and libraries to begin using new APIs, features, and capabilities that were added in the release.
  • Patch releases are low risk, contain bug fixes and small new features. No developer assistance is expected during update.

Release frequency

A regular schedule of releases helps you plan and coordinate your updates with the continuing evolution of Material-UI.

In general, you can expect the following release cycle:

  • A major release every 6-12 months.
  • 1-3 minor releases for each major release.
  • A patch release every week (anytime for urgent bugfix).

Release schedule

Disclaimer: The dates are offered as general guidance and may be adjusted by us when necessary to ensure delivery of a high-quality code.

Date Version
May 2018 ✅ @material-ui/core v1.0.0
May 2019 ✅ @material-ui/core v4.0.0
? ⏳ @material-ui/core v5.0.0

You can follow the milestones for a more detailed overview.

Support policy

Only the latest version of Material-UI is supported. We don't yet have the resources to offer LTS releases.

Deprecation practices

Sometimes "breaking changes", such as the removal of support for select APIs and features, are necessary.

To make these transitions as easy as possible:

  • The number of breaking changes is minimized, and migration tools provided when possible.
  • The deprecation policy described below is followed, so that you have time to update your apps to the latest APIs and best practices.

Deprecation policy

  • Deprecated features iare announced n the changelog, and when possible, with warnings at runtime.
  • When a deprecation is announced, recommended update path is provided.
  • Existing use of a stable API during the deprecation period is supported, so your code will keep working during that period.
  • Peer dependency updates (React) that require changes to your apps are only made in a major release.