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:
1.0.0, you will have to update your app.
1.1.0, your app is supposed to still work, but you might have to work around small changes.
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 number (
1.1.0 instead of
^1.1.0) to ensure that all upgrades of Electron are a manual operation made by you, the developer.