With Angular 8 beta 6, the seventh beta for Angular 8, a new feature has been released. The Angular CLI, too, shows that Angular 8 is slowly getting ready.
The release cycle of Angular provides for a new major release every six months. That works better, but sometimes not so good. At Angular 7 the release came on time in October. Thus, Angular 8 would have to follow in April or May 2019. Until then, it continues first with minor releases of Angular 7 and then the beta versions of Angular 8.
Angular 8 beta 6
Update from February 27, 2019
Again, a beta version of Angular 8 was released. With Angular 8.0.0-beta.6 a new feature is available for testing, as well as a few bugfixes in different parts of the framework. Both the new feature and two of the bugfixes are part of the still experimental integration of Bazel. Bazel has now received support for the advanced features of ts_config . The corresponding pull request indicates that, among other things, the support of Material2 in Bazel should be prepared. One of the two bug fixes for Bazel refers to the browser support. Here for the Bazel Schematics now pin versions for Chrome, ChromeDriver, Firefox and GeckoDriver have been implemented. That was only a temporary solution. In addition, a bug was fixed that occurred in the RxJS implementation: rxjs_umd_modules is now also generated if no Sass files are used.
Angular 8.0.0-beta.6 also brings bug fixes for the core, the compiler and the language services. Further information can be found in the Changelog on GitHub .
In April, a release candidate of Angular 8 is due to be released. Thus, the work on the new version of the framework is slowly in the final spurt. This is also shown by the view of CLI, Schematics and Angular Devkit: Again, work is on v8.0.0. Currently the 3rd beta of version 8.0.0 for the package Angular CLI is available in the corresponding GitHub repository .
To read all previous news about Angular 8 see our post