Sat. Jul 11th, 2020

Electron 5.0 will be released on April 23

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Electron has published a release schedule for version 5.0.0 and will release a stable version of 5.0.0 on April 23. Electron is an open source library developed by GitHub for building cross-platform desktop applications with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Electron accomplishes this by combining Chromium and Node.js into a single runtime and apps can be packaged for Mac, Windows, and Linux. 

This is the first time that Electron has announced its timeline. Earlier, when the 4.0.0 stable release was released, Electron plans to release it approximately every quarter to keep it closer to the Chromium version, and Chromium is released every six weeks. Below is a comparison of Electron and Chromium:

The Electron team said that the task that followed Chromium has been done well at the moment, and believes that with the release of a large version of Electron about every quarter, it is now keeping up with Chromium’s release rhythm. “Getting ahead of Chromium stable release is always a goal for us and we are taking steps towards that.”

The specific release schedule for 5.0.0 is as follows:

As you can see, the next version will be released on the recent February 12th, and the 5.0.0 stable version will be released on April 23.