If you are a seasoned Node developer, you are surely aware of
semver - and
might be used to giving your dependency management systems only rough guidelines
rather than fixed version numbers. Due to the hard dependency on Node and
Chromium, Electron is in a slightly more difficult position and does not follow
semver. You should therefore always reference a specific version of Electron.
Version numbers are bumped using the following rules:
- Major: For breaking changes in Electron's API - if you upgrade from
1.0.0, you will have to update your app.
- Minor: For major Chrome and minor Node upgrades; or significant Electron
changes - if you upgrade from
1.1.0, your app is supposed to still work, but you might have to work around small changes.
- Patch: For new features and bug fixes - if you upgrade from
1.0.1, your app will continue to work as-is.
If you are using
electron-prebuilt, we recommend that you set a fixed version
1.1.0 instead of
^1.1.0) to ensure that all upgrades of Electron are
a manual operation made by you, the developer.