As many of you know, Ionic Framework has undergone some internal updates and enhancements that we’re all pretty excited about. The net of these updates is that they will result in much faster startup times, smaller file sizes, and an updated API centered around web-standards. Ionic v4 (the version we’re working on) is currently undergoing some heavy alpha testing, and soon we’ll be releasing the beta versions. But along with these updates, we’d also like to be very transparent about our upcoming plans for scheduled releases, and Ionic’s Long Term Support (LTS).
We’d also like to better plan out how features will be added into the core project. Community feedback is a large part of our development cycle, and there’s no shortage of great ideas we’d absolutely love to include. The challenge is deciding which great idea we should work on today, and as developers I’m sure you understand the feeling. The Ionic community is massive, so it’s often difficult to judge which idea is best for everyone. But first, let’s chat about our versioning.