This is a huge release for Haunted, one of the biggest since the initial release. Before getting into features I want to give some appreciate to @jdin, @Gladear, and @chase-moskal who all made tremendous contributions to this release. That cannot go overstated, I did only a small part of this release, the Haunted community is what keeps this project alive.
At its core Haunted is a container for state and lifecycle callbacks that is derived from hooks like
useEffect. With the
component() API you get more than just that, you also get a scheduler that handles rendering and committing the result.
A lot of people have wanted to use hooks outside of the context of Haunted components. One example is using hooks inside of a LitElement component. The new
State API enables this, by exposing the low-level part of Haunted which is its state container.