Hello everyone! Today we are announcing the 0.68.0 release of React Native, with opt-in to the New React Native Architecture, bug fixes and more.
An update on the New Architecture Rollout
Hi everyone, As previously announced:
2022 is going to be the year of the New Architecture in open source
If you still haven’t had the time to look into the New React Native Architecture (the Fabric Renderer and the TurboModule system), there is no better time to do it than now!
We would like to share with the community some initiatives and material we prepared to make sure everyone is onboard on this endeavor.
React Native - H2 2021 Recap
While we're all still excited for the release of React Native 0.67, we want to take a moment to celebrate what the community achieved in the last half and share what we have on the horizon for the future of React Native.
Announcing React Native 0.67
Happy new year everyone! Today we are announcing the latest release of React Native, 0.67.0, along with some updates on the release process that we have been working on in the past few months.
Toward Hermes being the Default
Announcing React Native 0.66
Today we’re releasing React Native v0.66 for Android 12 and iOS 15 support alongside fixes and general updates.
Preparing Your App for iOS 15 and Android 12
With new mobile OS versions releasing late this year, we recommend preparing your React Native apps beforehand to avoid regressions when the releases become generally available.
React Native Is Hiring Managers, To Expand Beyond Mobile
We recently shared React Native’s Many Platform Vision for how expanding React to other platforms improves the framework for everyone else. We’ve been making significant progress on this vision over the last couple years by partnering with Microsoft on React Native for Windows and macOS, and Oculus on React Native in VR.
As part of our plans beginning earlier this year, we are growing our focus on these platforms and growing our teams to help us achieve our vision. In order to support our new teammates, and many more to come, we are hiring two Engineering Managers: one to help support React Native for Desktop, and one to support React Native for VR.
React Native's Many Platform Vision
React Native has been very successful at raising the bar for mobile development, both at Facebook and elsewhere in the industry. As we interact with computers in new ways and as new devices are invented, we want React Native to be there for everyone. Although React Native was originally created to build mobile apps, we believe that focusing on many platforms and building to each platform’s strengths and constraints has a symbiotic effect. We have seen huge benefits when we extended this technology to desktop and virtual reality, and we're excited to share what this means for the future of React Native.
React Native in H2 2021
Over the past year so much has changed in our world, React Native being no exception. We've welcomed new members to our team (whom we are excited to eventually meet in person!), our projects have matured and new opportunities have arisen. We're excited to share all this with you in this post and others to come!
At Facebook, our team works in half-year cycles. Each half we review our strategy, set plans, and share them internally. Today, we want to share our H2 plans with you, our community.
H2 2021 is an exciting half for React Native. Our areas of focus include nurturing the community, beginning to roll out the new architecture to open source, and pushing the technology forward.