Ember 5.9 Released

– By Jared Galanis

Today the Ember project is releasing version 5.9 of Ember.js and Ember CLI.

Version 5.8 of Ember.js is now promoted to LTS (Long Term Support). The current LTS version of EmberData remains at version 5.3. An LTS version of Ember continues to receive security updates for 9 release cycles (54 weeks) and bugfixes for 6 cycles (36 weeks). LTS releases typically occur every four minor versions. The previous LTS version of Ember.js was 5.4.

This release kicks off the 5.10 beta cycle for all sub-projects. We encourage our community (especially addon authors) to help test these beta builds and report any bugs before they are published as a final release in six weeks' time. The ember-try addon is a great way to continuously test your projects against the latest Ember releases.

You can read more about our general release process here:


Ember.js is the core framework for building ambitious web applications.

Changes in Ember.js 5.9

Ember.js 5.9 is an incremental, backwards compatible release of Ember with bug fixes, performance improvements, and minor deprecations.

Bug fixes

Ember.js 5.9 introduced 1 bug fix.

  • #20656 and #20664 - Upgrade router_js to support exactOptionalPropertyTypes.


Ember.js 5.9 introduced 1 feature:

  • #20669 - Make deprecations throw when the until for ember-source has passed per RFC #0830.


Ember.js 5.9 introduced 1 deprecation:

For more details on changes in Ember.js 5.9, please review the Ember.js 5.9.0 release page.


EmberData is the official data persistence library for Ember.js applications.

This release cycle EmberData is again electing to not release a new minor.

Work in the library continues to be focused primarily on aligning 4.12 and 5.3 to enable as many folks in the community to seamlessly upgrade as possible. Further patch releases of 5.3 will be forthcoming.

We continue to take our time with 5.4 as we intend to introduce a major new paradigm with it (the replacement for @ember-data/model) and believe releasing this new feature at once on the heels of two very robust LTSs (4.12 and 5.3) is the best approach for users looking to navigate upgrades easily.

Please see the blog post addressing EmberData's new versioning strategy for more information.

Ember CLI

Ember CLI is the command line interface for managing and packaging Ember.js applications.

Upgrading Ember CLI

You may upgrade Ember CLI using the ember-cli-update project:

npx ember-cli-update

This utility will help you to update your app or addon to the latest Ember CLI version. You will probably encounter merge conflicts, in which the default behavior is to let you resolve conflicts on your own. For more information on the ember-cli-update project, see the GitHub README.

It is not required to keep Ember CLI versions in sync with Ember and EmberData. After updating ember-cli, you can keep your current version(s) of Ember or EmberData by editing package.json to revert the changes to the lines containing ember-source and ember-data.

Changes in Ember CLI 5.9


Ember CLI 5.9 introduced 2 new features:

  • #10446 - Format markdown files in blueprints with Prettier.
  • #10450 - Remove warning when encountering a .js file when generating a TS blueprint.

Bug fixes

Ember CLI 5.9 introduced 1 bug fix:

  • #10452 - Make sure to use the correct package manager in concurrently scripts.

For more details on the changes in Ember CLI 5.9 and detailed upgrade instructions, please review the Ember CLI 5.9.0 release page.

Thank You!

As a community-driven open-source project with an ambitious scope, each of these releases serves as a reminder that the Ember project would not have been possible without your continued support. We are extremely grateful to our contributors for their efforts.