Carbon v11 Release Candidate 1
The final release candidate for Carbon v11.
We’re psyched to announce the final release candidate for Carbon v11! 🥳
This release finalizes the majority of changes that teams can expect from this release. After the RC is released, our attention as a team is focusing on the experience of migrating to v11, including documentation and tooling, and addressing any issues that come up.
If you have the time to give us any feedback for this release candidate, we’d love to hear from you on GitHub Discussions! It helps us ensure the stability of the final release.
To get started, check out our current draft for the official Migration Guide.
What is a Release Candidate?
This release candidate is a preview of the official release for v11. It encapsulates the majority of the changes we are anticipating making to the design system and provides a space for teams to preview and offer feedback before the stable release.
Our hope with this release candidate is to offer as stable of a release as we can. Through getting feedback from you all, we can create the advantage of surfacing serious bugs and fixing them before officially releasing. We can also begin coordinating the broader ecosystem rollout of these changes with more confidence.
With this release candidate, we’re hoping to get as close as we can to a stable v11 release that optimizes for ease of migration for product teams.
What’s new in design?
We released the Carbon Figma kit with our four color themes as well as the IBM Design Language libraries for Icons, Pictograms, Colors, and Text styles. All 32 of Carbon’s core library components and elements are available to use.
The Figma kit is currently only available to IBMers through a private Figma organization. We are working on getting the kit added to the Figma open community and expect it to be published at the end of Q1 for external use.
Here’s the Carbon Figma kit, if you would like to check it out!
What are we focusing on next?
As we move into the release candidate phase for v11, our team’s attention is shifting from feature development to stabilizing the release. This work includes:
- Addressing issues that come up from our release candidate
- Creating and updating migration material
- Creating and updating usage documentation for components that have changed
We will also continue to support the v10 release during this time.
What’s coming next
This will be our final Release Candidate for v11. The goal is for this release candidate to be the final preview before our stable release in March. You can expect this release to be out in early March.
If you’d like to help us out along the way, please try out the release and let us know how it’s going! Any feedback in our v11 Release Candidate 1 Discussion on Github would be greatly appreciated! Otherwise, be on the lookout for our first release candidate this month 🚀.