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v3.9 Release Notes

Welcome to gatsby@3.9.0 release (July 2021 #1)

Key highlights of this release:

Also check out notable bugfixes.

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Previous release notes

Full changelog

React 18 - New Suspense SSR Architecture

We’re happy to announce support for the new React 18 server architecture during build time. When installing react@alpha and react-dom@alpha, you automatically opt into the new pipeToNodeWritable renderer. Now you’re able to use Suspense and React.lazy on the server as well.

Shopify app for Gatsby Cloud

Following the brand-new Shopify source plugin published in the previous release, this release brings Gatsby Cloud to Shopify App Store.

Install Gatsby Cloud from the app store to quickly connect your Shopify store. Choose an existing project you’ve been working on or get up and running the Shopify starter in seconds.

Read more in our blog.

Quality of life improvements to gatsby-source-contentful

  • Don’t ignore errors thrown when fetching assets via PR #24288
  • Re-enable support for gif images via PR #31986
  • Force base64 previews to be formatted as JPEG via PR #32155

Notable bugfixes & improvements

  • gatsby: Bumped express-graphql to 0.12.0 to only have graphql v15 installed via PR #31178
  • gatsby: Prevent generation of polyfill bundle if not needed via PR #31993
  • gatsby-plugin-netlify-cms: Limit global styles to preview pane only via PR #32106
  • gatsby: Add activity for writing out page-data.json files via PR #31987
  • gatsby: Fixed a bug in develop when a new page is not available with HMR via PR #32189
  • gatsby: Fixed a bug with filtering by custom interface fields (affecting WordPress plugin) via PR #32195
  • gatsby: Performance improvements to queries with limit/skip via PR #32135


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