RC2 Now Available

June 16th, 2016

Today we’re happy to announce that we are shipping Angular 2.0.0-rc2.

This release includes:

  1. Animation Framework
    Manage the animations in your application in a stateful manner. The underlying platform support, documentation, and code samples for Animations have landed.
  2. Improvements to Forms
    We’re shipping new techniques for building forms with clearer directive and object names, including ngModelGroup, FormGroup(), and more. The in-progress changes from our proposal are opt-in for RC2.

    Opt-in and check them out by making a small change to your bootstrapping. For more information, see this gist. The old names will be deprecated but usable in the next release, but will be removed in a future release.

  3. More than 100 community contributions
    A key focus over the last few weeks has been to take in more community contributions and shrink the PR queue. These updates consist primarily of bugfixes and improvements to things like ngUpgrade or core.
  4. Web Workers have been improved
    More documentation is coming in the next few weeks, but check out our web worker sample.

Read the full release notes

What’s next?

One of the questions we get every day is, “When will Angular be ready?”. Developers all over the world are building production Angular applications today with RC1.

Our plans include one or a few more RCs over the next month or so, followed by Angular 2.0.0 Final. You can expect to see updates and additional documentation on our other efforts over the next few months as well.

We look forward to seeing what you do with RC2!