Releases

Astro represents a collection of artifacts including, but not limited to, guidance, compliance, design assets/tools, coded components, third-party themes, and related samples. The major version of Astro as indicated in the website footer and below is the version that should be included in contracts. The associated asset versions should not be referenced in contract language.

Current Version

Astro 6.0 - Updated
Design Language 6.0 No changes this release
Figma Dark Theme Library 6.1.6 No changes this release
Figma Wireframe Theme Library 6.0.1 No changes this release
Web Components 6.9.0 -> 6.9.1 Release Notes
EGS Design Compliance 3.1.0 No changes this release

Previous Major Versions

Version Status Released End of Support
1.0 Unsupported Sep 1, 2015 Dec 15, 2016
2.0 Unsupported Dec 15, 2016 April 16, 2018
3.0 Unsupported Apr 16, 2018 Apr 8, 2019
4.0 Unsupported Apr 8, 2019 Jan 27, 2021
5.0 Deprecated Jan 27, 2021 Jul 7, 2022
6.0 Supported Oct 27, 2021 Jan 12, 2023
7.0 Scheduled Q3 2022 TBD

Release Schedule

During 2022, Astro will publish minor and patch updates on a bi-weekly basis on Thursday and major updates on a bi-annual cadence. Astro patch/minor releases may include updates to design assets, compliance, components, design tokens and documentation.

Semantic Versioning

Astro uses Semantic Versioning or SemVer, a widely adopted method of conveying meaning about the change. SemVer is expressed as three numbers delimited by a decimal point (1.4.3). While SemVer has quite a lot of nuance, for Astro we are adopting the basic patch, minor, and major nomenclature.

Unlike standard decimals, each numeral is separated by a full-stop, increments numerically, and resets the numbers to the right. E.g., making a minor change to version 1.9.3 would result in a new version number of 1.10.0. There is no limit to how high each number can go, but practically speaking anything beyond 999 becomes unwieldy.