Angular 6Version 6 continues an emphasis on being smaller, faster and easier to use.

To help achieve these goals, the version 6 beta features a new renderer called Ivy.

The beta also adds an optional, backward-compatible generic type to support typed nativeElement.

Ivy renderer

The Ivy renderer, intended to make it easier to debug with Angular while also offering size and compilation benefits. The renderer is slated to be part of Angular 6, due in March.

Integration with the Bazel build tool

Bazel is an open source, multilanguage tool for building and testing software that supports multiple languages. Angular itself is now being built using the tool, and some early adopters have used it with Angular apps. Bazel’s tool chain enables development from many teams under a single build, for quicker integration, Google said. The tool also offers local and distributed caching and parallel execution.

Component Dev Kit

… it offers tools for adding common interaction patterns. Developers can use the kit for tasks such as authoring a reusable component library or building domain-specific components. The kit is broken up into subpackages including accessibility, bidirectional text, overlay, and layout. Also, a table subpackage features an unopinionated data table with an API, dynamic columns, and a DOM structure.

ng update

which automatically updates project dependencies and performs automated version fixes. It is shipping in the beta release of Angular CLI 1.7.

Angular Elements

… for publishing Angular components as custom elements.  While still in development, this capability is being used in the Angular.io web page to make it easier to do dynamic rendering.

Release schedule

The release candidate for Angular 6 is scheduled for March 2018, with production release on March 28.

Where to download the Angular 6

You can follow instructions for getting started with Angular on the project’s web page.

You can download the latest Angular 6 release from GitHub.

Angular 6 is to be released in 4th april of 2018.
Angular 7 is to be released in september / october 2018.
Angular 8 is to be released in march / april 2019.

The release schedule is here.