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Kakoune Language Server Protocol Client

This is a Language Server Protocol client for the Kakoune editor.

Quick Start

  1. Installing
  2. Install language servers for your desired languages
  3. Configure Kakoune to enable LSP
  4. Configure mappings


Pre-built binaries



brew install kakoune-lsp/kakoune-lsp/kakoune-lsp


curl -O -L https://github.com/kakoune-lsp/kakoune-lsp/releases/download/v17.0.1/kakoune-lsp-v17.0.1-x86_64-apple-darwin.tar.gz
tar xzvf kakoune-lsp-v17.0.1-x86_64-apple-darwin.tar.gz

# replace `~/.local/bin/` with something on your `$PATH`
mv kak-lsp ~/.local/bin/

# optional: if you want to use specific language servers
mkdir -p ~/.config/kak-lsp
mv kak-lsp.toml ~/.config/kak-lsp/
Package managers
  • Arch Linux: pacman -S kakoune-lsp or AUR/kak-lsp-git
  • Fedora Copr: sudo dnf copr enable atim/kakoune -y && sudo dnf install kakoune-lsp
  • Void Linux: xbps-install -S kak-lsp


wget https://github.com/kakoune-lsp/kakoune-lsp/releases/download/v17.0.1/kakoune-lsp-v17.0.1-x86_64-unknown-linux-musl.tar.gz
tar xzvf kak-lsp-v17.0.1-x86_64-unknown-linux-musl.tar.gz

# replace `~/.local/bin/` with something on your `$PATH`
mv kak-lsp ~/.local/bin/

# optional: if you want to use specific language servers
mkdir -p ~/.config/kak-lsp
mv kak-lsp.toml ~/.config/kak-lsp/

From source

Generally, you need the latest stable version of Rust to build kakoune-lsp.


git clone https://github.com/kakoune-lsp/kakoune-lsp
cd kakoune-lsp

# this installs the kak-lsp binary to ~/.cargo/bin, which must be in your `$PATH`
cargo install --locked --force --path .

# optional: if you want to use specific language servers
mkdir -p ~/.config/kak-lsp
cp kak-lsp.toml ~/.config/kak-lsp/

With plug.kak

If you don't mind using a plugin manager, you can install kakoune-lsp via plug.kak. Add this code to your kakrc:


plug "kakoune-lsp/kakoune-lsp" do %{
    cargo install --locked --force --path .
    # optional: if you want to use specific language servers
    mkdir -p ~/.config/kak-lsp
    cp -n kak-lsp.toml ~/.config/kak-lsp/

cargo install will install the kak-lsp binary to ~/.cargo/bin, which must be in your $PATH. Alternatively, you can replace cargo install with cargo build --release && ln -sf $PWD/target/release/kak-lsp ~/.local/bin/ where ~/.local/bin/ can be replaced with something in your $PATH.

Examples of configuration with plug.kak can be found at Wiki.

Install language servers for your desired languages

kakoune-lsp doesn't manage installation of language servers, please install them by yourself for the languages you plan to use kakoune-lsp with. Please consult the How to install servers wiki page for quick installation of language servers supported by kakoune-lsp out of the box.

Configure Kakoune to enable LSP

To enable LSP support for configured languages (see Configuration) just add the following commands to your kakrc:


eval %sh{kak-lsp --kakoune -s $kak_session}  # Not needed if you load it with plug.kak.

A bit more involved but recommended way is to enable LSP only for specific filetypes you need via lsp-enable-window, e.g.:


eval %sh{kak-lsp --kakoune -s $kak_session}  # Not needed if you load it with plug.kak.
hook global WinSetOption filetype=(rust|python|go|javascript|typescript|c|cpp) %{

Configure mappings

There are three default mappings in goto-mode: gd (lsp-definition), gy (lsp-type-definition) and gr (lsp-references). You can override them in your kakrc after this plugin is loaded.

Here are additional recommended mappings. See below for the meaning of each command.


map global user l %{:enter-user-mode lsp<ret>} -docstring "LSP mode"
map global insert <tab> '<a-;>:try lsp-snippets-select-next-placeholders catch %{ execute-keys -with-hooks <lt>tab> }<ret>' -docstring 'Select next snippet placeholder'
map global object a '<a-semicolon>lsp-object<ret>' -docstring 'LSP any symbol'
map global object <a-a> '<a-semicolon>lsp-object<ret>' -docstring 'LSP any symbol'
map global object f '<a-semicolon>lsp-object Function Method<ret>' -docstring 'LSP function or method'
map global object t '<a-semicolon>lsp-object Class Interface Struct<ret>' -docstring 'LSP class interface or struct'
map global object d '<a-semicolon>lsp-diagnostic-object --include-warnings<ret>' -docstring 'LSP errors and warnings'
map global object D '<a-semicolon>lsp-diagnostic-object<ret>' -docstring 'LSP errors'


NOTE: Contents below corresponds to the master branch HEAD and could be slightly out-of-sync with the version installed from pre-built binaries. The most common case is new commands being in a pre-release testing stage. Please refer to the README.asciidoc revision tagged with the version you use or the README.asciidoc from the release archive.

If you have followed above steps you get

  • completions
  • lsp-definition command to go to definition, mapped to gd by default
  • lsp-hover command to show hover info (including relevant diagnostics when available) in the info box.
  • lsp-hover-buffer command to show the same in a scratch buffer.
  • to automatically show hover when you move around, use lsp-auto-hover-enable or lsp-auto-hover-buffer-enable.
  • to show hover anchored to hovered position, use set global lsp_hover_anchor true
  • to exclude diagnostics, use set-option global lsp_show_hover_format 'printf %s "${lsp_info}"'
  • lsp-declaration command to jump to the declaration of the symbol under the main cursor
  • lsp-definition command to jump to the definition of the symbol under the main cursor
  • lsp-type-definition command to jump to the definition of the type of the symbol under the main cursor, mapped to gy by default
  • lsp-implementation command to find implementations for the symbol under the main cursor
  • lsp-references command to find references to the symbol under the main cursor, mapped to gr by default
  • for the previous five commands, the \*goto* buffer has filetype lsp-goto, so you can press <ret> on a line or use the jump command
  • lsp-find-error command to jump to the next or previous error in the current file
  • lsp-selection-range command to quickly select interesting ranges around selections.
    • lsp-selection-range-select to navigate ranges fetched by lsp-selection-range.
  • A polyfill of Kakoune's jump-* commands to jump to the next or previous location listed in a buffer with the lsp-goto filetype. These also work for buffers \*grep*, \*lint* and \*make*
  • lsp-highlight-references command to select (unless run in a hook context) all references to the symbol under the main cursor in the current buffer and highlight them with the Reference face (which is equal to the MatchingChar face by default)
  • lsp-document-symbol command to list the current buffer's symbols in a buffer of type lsp-document-symbol
  • lsp-goto-document-symbol command to jump to one of the current buffer's symbols
  • lsp-workspace-symbol command to list project-wide symbols matching the query
  • lsp-workspace-symbol-incr command to incrementally list project-wide symbols matching the query
  • \*symbols* buffer has filetype lsp-goto so you can press <ret> on a line or use the jump command
  • lsp-diagnostics command to list project-wide diagnostics (current buffer determines project and language to collect diagnostics for)
  • \*diagnostics* buffer has filetype lsp-diagnostics so you can press <ret> on a line or use the jump command
  • lsp-incoming-calls and lsp-outgoing-calls commands to list callers and callees of the function at the cursor.
  • \*callers* and \*callees* buffers have filetype lsp-goto so you can press <ret> on a line or use the jump command
  • lsp-signature-help command to show signature information of the function under the main cursor
  • To automatically show signature information in insert mode, use lsp-auto-signature-help-enable.
  • inline diagnostics highlighting using the DiagnosticError, DiagnosticHint, DiagnosticInfo and DiagnosticWarning faces; can be disabled with lsp-inline-diagnostics-disable command
  • flags in the left margin on lines with errors or other diagnostics; can be disabled with lsp-diagnostic-lines-disable command
    • for lines with code lenses, a > flag which can be customized via the lsp_code_lens_sign option
    • lsp-code-lens command to execute a code lens from the current selection
    • commands lsp-inlay-code-lenses-enable and lsp-inlay-code-lenses-disable to toggle rendering of code lenses.
      • You can change the code lenses' face with set-face global InlayCodeLens <face>.
  • lsp-formatting command to format current buffer, according to the tabstop and lsp_insert_spaces options
  • lsp-formatting-sync command to format current buffer synchronously, suitable for use with BufWritePre hook:


hook global WinSetOption filetype=rust %{
    hook window BufWritePre .* lsp-formatting-sync
  • lsp-object command to select adjacent or surrounding syntax tree nodes in object mode
  • lsp-diagnostic-object does something similar but for inline diagnostics.
  • lsp-next-symbol and lsp-previous-symbol command to go to the buffer's next and current/previous symbol.
  • lsp-hover-next-symbol and lsp-hover-previous-symbol to show hover of the buffer's next and current/previous symbol.
  • lsp-rename <new_name> and lsp-rename-prompt commands to rename the symbol under the main cursor.
  • Breadcrumbs in the modeline indicating the symbol around the main cursor, like (somemodule > someclass > somefunction).
  • To implement this, kakoune-lsp adds %opt{lsp_modeline} to the front of your global modelinefmt at load time.
  • An hourglass character (⌛) in the modeline whenever the language server indicates it's busy.
  • To customize this behavior, override lsp-handle-progress.
  • If lsp_auto_show_code_actions is true, a lightbulb (💡) in the modeline whenever code actions are available at the main cursor position
  • To customize the lightbulb, you can override lsp-show-code-actions and lsp-hide-code-actions
  • lsp-code-actions to open a menu to choose a code action to run
  • To customize the menu, you can override lsp-perform-code-action
  • lsp-code-action to run the code action matching the given pattern.
  • lsp-code-action-sync to synchronously run that code action, suitable for use in a BufWritePre hook.
  • lsp_diagnostic_error_count, lsp_diagnostic_hint_count, lsp_diagnostic_info_count and lsp_diagnostic_warning_count options which contain the number of diagnostics of the respective level for the current buffer. For example, you can put it into your modeline to see at a glance if there are errors in the current file
  • starting new kak-lsp session when Kakoune session begins and stopping it when Kakoune session ends
  • lsp-execute-command command to execute server-specific commands (listed by lsp-capabilities).
  • Commands starting with either of ccls-, clangd-, ejdtls-, texlab- or rust-analyzer-, that provide server specific features.

NOTE: By default, kak-lsp exits when it doesn't receive any request from Kakoune for 30 minutes, even if the Kakoune session is still up and running. Change server.timeout in kak-lsp.toml to tweak this duration, or set it to 0 to disable this behavior. In any scenario, a new request would spin up a fresh server if it is down.

  • lsp user mode with the following default mappings:

|=== | Binding | Command

| a | lsp-code-actions | c | lsp-capabilities | d | lsp-definition | e | lsp-diagnostics | f | lsp-formatting | h | lsp-hover | i | lsp-implementation | j | lsp-outgoing-calls | k | lsp-incoming-calls | l | lsp-code-lens | r | lsp-references | R | lsp-rename-prompt | s | lsp-goto-document-symbol | S | lsp-document-symbol | o | lsp-workspace-symbol-incr | n | lsp-find-error | p | lsp-find-error --previous | v | lsp-selection-range | y | lsp-type-definition | 9 | lsp-hover-previous-function | 0 | lsp-hover-next-function | & | lsp-highlight-references | ( | lsp-previous-function | ) | lsp-next-function | [ | lsp-hover-previous-symbol | ] | lsp-hover-next-symbol | { | lsp-previous-symbol | } | lsp-next-symbol |===

To know which subset of LSP commands is backed by the current buffer's filetype's language server use lsp-capabilities command.


kakoune-lsp itself has configuration, but it also adds configuration options to Kakoune that affect the Kakoune integration.

Configuring kakoune-lsp

kakoune-lsp is configured via a configuration file in TOML format. By default it tries to read $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/kak-lsp/kak-lsp.toml (which defaults to ~/.config/kak-lsp/kak-lsp.toml) but you can override it with command-line option --config. Look into the default link:kak-lsp.tomlkak-lsp.toml, it should be quite self-explanatory. If you don't need to change configuration then feel free to skip copying it anywhere as the default configuration is embedded into the kak-lsp binary.

Important: The configuration file does not extend the default configuration, but rather overrides it. This means that if you want to customize any of the configuration, you must copy the entire default configuration and then edit it.

In the language section of kak-lsp.toml, the roots parameter is a list of file globs. Whenever your editor session wants to send an LSP request, the first glob that matches a file in any of the current buffer's parent directories will cause kakoune-lsp to set the project root to that parent directory.

You can define an environment variable like KAK_LSP_PROJECT_ROOT_RUST=/my/project to always use /my/project as root for Rust files inside /my/project. Substitute RUST with another capitalized language ID to do the same for other file types.

The environment variable KAK_LSP_FORCE_PROJECT_ROOT=/my/project will make kakoune-lsp always use /my/project as project root, even for files outside this directory. This avoids starting separate language servers for files outside /my/project, and ensures that your language server is aware of your project's build configuration even when navigating library code.

If you are setting any server options via cli, do not forget to append them to %sh{kak-lsp --kakoune ...} in your kakrc. It's not needed if you change options in ~/.config/kak-lsp/kak-lsp.toml.

Please let us know if you have any ideas about how to make the default config more sensible.

Server-specific configuration

Many servers accept configuration options that are not part of the LSP spec. The TOML table [language_server.<server_name>.settings] holds those configuration options. It has the same structure as the corresponding fragments from VSCode's settings.json. For example:


settings_section = "gopls" # Optional, defaults to server name.
"formatting.gofumpt" = true

During server initialization, kakoune-lsp sends either the section specified by settings_section, or the section with same name as the server; in this case {"formatting.gofumpt":true}. Whenever you change the Kakoune option lsp_config, the same section is sent via workspace/didChangeConfiguration. Additionally, kakoune-lsp will send arbitrary sections that are requested by the server in workspace/configuration.

Language ID ("languageId")

By default, the Kakoune filetype is sent to the server as LSP language ID. To send a different identifier for a given filetype, use the [language_ids] config option, see the example below.

Multiple language servers

It is possible to map more than one language server to a filetype. For example, if you want to set up TSServer and TailwindCSS to use in React projects:


javascript = "javascriptreact"
typescript = "typescriptreact"

filetypes = ["javascript", "typescript"]
roots = ["package.json", "tsconfig.json", "jsconfig.json", ".git", ".hg"]
command = "typescript-language-server"
args = ["--stdio"]

filetypes = ["javascript", "typescript"]
roots = ["tailwind.config.ts", "tailwind.config.js"]
command = "tailwindcss-language-server"
args = ["--stdio"]
editor = {}

Configuring Kakoune

kakoune-lsp declares the following Kakoune options:

  • lsp_completion_trigger (str): This option is set to a Kakoune command, which is executed every time the user pauses in insert mode. If the command succeeds, kakoune-lsp will send a completion request to the language server.
  • lsp_diagnostic_line_error_sign, lsp_diagnostic_line_hint_sign, lsp_diagnostic_line_info_sign, and lsp_diagnostic_line_warning_sign (str): When using lsp-diagnostic-lines-enable and the language server detects an error or another diagnostic, kakoune-lsp will add a flag to the left-most column of the window, using this string and one of the corresponding faces LineFlagError, LineFlagHint, LineFlagInfo or LineFlagWarning.
  • lsp_hover_anchor (bool): When using lsp-hover or lsp-auto-hover-enable, if this option is true then the hover information will be displayed next to the active selection. Otherwise, the information will be displayed in a box in the lower-right corner.
  • lsp_hover_max_info_lines (int): If greater than 0 then limit information in the hover box to the given number of lines. Default is 20.
  • lsp_hover_max_diagnostic_lines (int): If greater than 0 then limit diagnostics in the hover box to the given number of lines. Default is 20.
  • lsp_hover_insert_mode_trigger (str): This option is set to a Kakoune command. When using lsp-auto-hover-insert-mode-enable, this command is executed every time the user pauses in insert mode. If the command succeeds, kakoune-lsp will send a hover-information request for the text selected by the command.
  • lsp_insert_spaces (bool): When using lsp-formatting, if this option is true, kakoune-lsp will ask the language server to indent with spaces rather than tabs.
  • lsp_auto_highlight_references (bool): If this option is true then lsp-highlight-references is executed every time the user pauses in normal mode.
  • lsp_auto_show_code_actions (bool): If this option is true then lsp-code-actions is executed every time the user pauses in normal mode.
  • lsp_config (str): This is a TOML string of the same format as kak-lsp.toml, except it currently only supports one kind of configuration value:
  • [language_server.<server_name>.settings]: this works just like the static configuration of the same name in kak-lsp.toml, see the section about server-specific configuration. This will override the static configuration of the given language server.

For example, you can toggle an option dynamically with a command like this:


set-option global lsp_config %{
    "formatting.gofumpt" = true

Inlay hints

Inlay hints are a feature proposed for LSP 3.17 to show inferred types, parameter names in function calls, and the types of chained calls inline in the code. To enable support for it, add the following to your kakrc:


lsp-inlay-hints-enable global

You can change the hints' face with set-face global InlayHint <face>.

Semantic Tokens

kakoune-lsp supports the semanticTokens feature for semantic highlighting. If the language server supports it, you can enable it with:


hook global WinSetOption filetype=<language> %{
  hook window -group semantic-tokens BufReload .* lsp-semantic-tokens
  hook window -group semantic-tokens NormalIdle .* lsp-semantic-tokens
  hook window -group semantic-tokens InsertIdle .* lsp-semantic-tokens
  hook -once -always window WinSetOption filetype=.* %{
    remove-hooks window semantic-tokens

The faces used for semantic tokens and modifiers can be modified in kak-lsp.toml, using the semantic_tokens.faces array, for example:


faces = [
    {face="const_variable_declaration", token="variable", modifiers=["constant", "declaration"]},

where face is the face that will be applied in Kakoune (you'll want to define these in your theme/config), token is the token's name as reported by the language server (see lsp-capabilities) and modifiers is an array of modifier names (also reported by the language server). modifiers may be omitted, but token and face are required.

You may create any arbitrary number of definitions with permutations between the token names and modifiers reported by the server. For an entry to match a token, all the entry's modifiers must exist on the token. However, the token may have additional modifiers not assigned in the config entry. + kakoune-lsp will find the most specific matching configuration to apply, where specificity is defined as the number of matching modifiers. If multiple matching entries have the same number of modifiers, the one that was defined last in the configuration wins.


Assuming the following configuration,


faces = [
    {face="const_variable_declaration", token="variable", modifiers=["constant","declaration"]},
    {face="const_variable", token="variable", modifiers=["constant"]},
    {face="variable", token="variable"},

kakoune-lsp will perform these mappings:

[cols="1,1,2,5"] |=== | Token | Modifiers | Face | Comment

| variable | constant, declaration | const_variable_declaration | First entry matches with 2 modifiers.

| variable | constant | const_variable | First and second entry match with 1 modifier, second wins.

| variable | declaration | variable | Only third entry matches. First entry doesn't match, because constant is missing.

| variable | | variable | Third entry matches.

| function | | | No entries match and no face is applied.


Inlay Diagnostics

kakoune-lsp supports showing diagnostics inline after their respective line, but this behavior can be somewhat buggy and must be enabled explicitly:


lsp-inlay-diagnostics-enable global

Markdown rendering in info box

kakoune-lsp shows some additional information provided by the language server in an info box. This information includes documentation for the token under the cursor (lsp-hover) and documentation for completion candidates. In both cases, the Language Server Protocol allows for both plain text and Markdown, and most servers do implement Markdown.

To make use of Markdown, kakoune-lsp transpiles it into Kakoune's markup language, utilizing various faces for styling. These faces all default to the Information face, to ensure that the text in the info box works with any color scheme.

To enable Markdown highlighting, define some of the following faces in your theme or kakrc:

[cols="1a,3a"] |=== | Face | Usage

| InfoDefault | The default text color. You'll likely want to leave this at the default Information.

| InfoBlock | The face used for code blocks. Language specific syntax highlighting for code blocks is not supported.

| InfoBlockQuote | The face used for block quotes. The > Markdown syntax is still rendered.

| InfoBullet | The face used to highlight the list symbol for both ordered and unordered lists. For list items' text, InfoDefault is used.

| InfoHeader | The face used for headings. There is currently no distinction between different heading levels.

| InfoLink | The face used to highlight link titles. Maybe some classic blue+u for this one?

| InfoLinkMono | This face is assigned to inline code spans within link titles, such as in the following Markdown snippet. Here, the word format will receive the InfoLinkMono face.

[the `format` function](https://example.com)

| InfoMono | The face used for inline code spans (backtick strings).

| InfoRule | The face used for horizontal lines (rules).

| InfoDiagnosticError | Used for error messages in the diagnostics inside hover info. This defaults to Kakoune's built-in Error face.

| InfoDiagnosticHint | Used for hints in the diagnostics inside hover info.

| InfoDiagnosticInformation | Used for informational messages in the diagnostics inside hover info.

| InfoDiagnosticWarning | Used for warnings in the diagnostics inside hover info.


For convenience, here is a snippet to paste into your theme/config:


face global InfoDefault               Information
face global InfoBlock                 Information
face global InfoBlockQuote            Information
face global InfoBullet                Information
face global InfoHeader                Information
face global InfoLink                  Information
face global InfoLinkMono              Information
face global InfoMono                  Information
face global InfoRule                  Information
face global InfoDiagnosticError       Information
face global InfoDiagnosticHint        Information
face global InfoDiagnosticInformation Information
face global InfoDiagnosticWarning     Information

Current limitations of this feature are:

  • Language specific syntax highlighting for code blocks is not supported.
  • For hyperlinks, only their title (the pretty name) is shown.
  • The original syntax for headings is retained to visualize their level.


Snippets are completions that come with placeholders ("tabstops") in the places you likely want to insert text (for example function call arguments). The placeholders are highlighted with the two faces SnippetsNextPlaceholders and SnippetsOtherPlaceholders.

The lsp-snippets-select-next-placeholders command allows to jump to the next tabstop (like function call arguments). The suggested mapping uses <tab> (see Configure mappings). Here's a way to bind it to <c-n> instead (might need to hide the completion menu with Kakoune's <c-o> command):


map global insert <c-n> '<a-;>:lsp-snippets-select-next-placeholders<ret>' -docstring 'Select next snippet placeholder'
hook global InsertCompletionShow .* %{
  unmap global insert <c-n> '<a-;>:lsp-snippets-select-next-placeholders<ret>'
hook global InsertCompletionHide .* %{
  map global insert <c-n> '<a-;>:lsp-snippets-select-next-placeholders<ret>' -docstring 'Select next snippet placeholder'

Snippet support can be disabled by setting snippet_support = false at the top level of the config.


workspace/didChangeWatchedFiles is disabled by default; use watch_file_support = true to enable it.


kakoune-lsp works best with UTF-8 documents.

Position.character interpretation

The LSP spec says that column offsets (Position.character) are to be interpreted as UTF-16 code units. Many servers violate the spec. Please refer to https://github.com/Microsoft/language-server-protocol/issues/376 for some background.

kakoune-lsp adheres to the spec but will prefer UTF-8 offsets if the server advertises support for UTF-8 offsets via client capabilities general.positionEncodings or clangd protocol extension.


If kakoune-lsp fails try to put this line in your kakrc after kak-lsp --kakoune invocation: [source,kak]

set global lsp_cmd "kak-lsp -s %val{session} -vvv --log /tmp/kak-lsp.log"

to enable debug logging.

If it does not give enough insight to fix the problem or if the problem is a bug in kakoune-lsp itself please don't hesitate to raise an issue.

Default configuration

Please also try to reproduce the issue with a minimal configuration. Sometimes the problem occurs only with specific settings in your ~/.config/kak-lsp/kak-lsp.toml and/or ~/.config/kak/. Use this command to start Kakoune with kakoune-lsp enabled, both with pristine settings.


env -u XDG_CONFIG_HOME HOME=$(mktemp -d) kak -e '
    eval %sh{kak-lsp --kakoune -s $kak_session}
    set global lsp_cmd "kak-lsp -s %val{session} -vvvv --log /tmp/kak-lsp.log"

NOTE: Some Kakoune plugins could interfere with kakoune-lsp, particularly completions providers. E.g. racer.kak competes for autocompletion in Rust files.


For troubleshooting crashes, you might like to run kakoune-lsp outside of Kakoune.

To do this:

. Before launching Kakoune, run kakoune-lsp with an arbitrary session ID (here foobar):

kak-lsp -s foobar

. In a second terminal, run Kakoune with the same session ID:

kak -s foobar


kakoune-lsp follows SemVer with one notable difference from common practice: we don't use 0 major version to indicate that product is not yet reached stability. Even for non-stable and not feature-complete product user should be clearly informed about breaking change. Therefore we start with major version 1 and increment it each time when upgrade requires user's attention.


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