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Compatibility Note

Vue does not support IE8 and below, because it uses ECMAScript 5 features that are un-shimmable in IE8. However it supports all ECMAScript 5 compliant browsers.

Release Notes

Detailed release notes for each version are available on GitHub.

Standalone

Simply download and include with a script tag. Vue will be registered as a global variable.

Don't use the minified version during development. You will miss out all the nice warnings for common mistakes!

Development VersionWith full warnings and debug mode Production VersionWarnings stripped, {{gz_size}}kb min+gzip

CDN

Recommended: unpkg, which will reflect the latest version as soon as it is published to npm. You can also browse the source of the npm package at unpkg.com/vue/.

Also available on jsdelivr or cdnjs, but these two services take some time to sync so the latest release may not be available yet.

NPM

NPM is the recommended installation method when building large scale applications with Vue. It pairs nicely with module bundlers such as Webpack or Browserify. Vue also provides accompanying tools for authoring Single File Components.

# latest stable
$ npm install vue

Standalone vs. Runtime-only Build

There are two builds available, the standalone build and the runtime-only build. The difference being that the former includes the template compiler and the latter does not.

The template compiler is responsible for compiling Vue template strings into pure JavaScript render functions. If you want to use the template option, then you need the compiler.

  • The standalone build includes the compiler and supports the template option. It also relies on the presence of browser APIs so you cannot use it for server-side rendering.

  • The runtime-only build does not include the template compiler, and does not support the template option. You can only use the render option when using the runtime-only build, but it works with single-file components, because single-file components' templates are pre-compiled into render functions during the build step. The runtime-only build is roughly 30% lighter-weight than the standalone build, weighing only {{ro_gz_size}}kb min+gzip.

By default, the NPM package exports the runtime-only build. To use the standalone build, add the following alias to your Webpack config:

resolve: {
  alias: {
    'vue$': 'vue/dist/vue.common.js'
  }
}

For Browserify, you can add an alias to your package.json:

"browser": {
  "vue": "vue/dist/vue.common"
},

Do NOT do `import Vue from 'vue/dist/vue.js'` - since some tools or 3rd party libraries may import vue as well, this may cause the app to load both the runtime and standalone builds at the same time and lead to errors.

CSP environments

Some environments, such as Google Chrome Apps, enforce Content Security Policy (CSP), which prohibits the use of new Function() for evaluating expressions. The standalone build depends on this feature to compile templates, so is unusable in these environments.

On the other hand, the runtime-only build is fully CSP-compliant. When using the runtime-only build with Webpack + vue-loader or Browserify + vueify, your templates will be precompiled into render functions which work perfectly in CSP environments.

CLI

Vue.js provides an official CLI for quickly scaffolding ambitious Single Page Applications. It provides batteries-included build setups for a modern frontend workflow. It takes only a few minutes to get up and running with hot-reload, lint-on-save, and production-ready builds:

# install vue-cli
$ npm install --global vue-cli
# create a new project using the "webpack" template
$ vue init webpack my-project
# install dependencies and go!
$ cd my-project
$ npm install
$ npm run dev

The CLI assumes prior knowledge of Node.js and the associated build tools. If you are new to Vue or front-end build tools, we strongly suggest going through the guide without any build tools before using the CLI.

Dev Build

Important: the built files in GitHub's /dist folder are only checked-in during releases. To use Vue from the latest source code on GitHub, you will have to build it yourself!

git clone https://github.com/vuejs/vue.git node_modules/vue
cd node_modules/vue
npm install
npm run build

Bower

# latest stable
$ bower install vue

AMD Module Loaders

The standalone downloads or versions installed via Bower are wrapped with UMD so they can be used directly as an AMD module.