# javascript

Kathrin Petrova

01/16/2023, 11:12 AM
📣 JS IR compiler backend is Stable! Starting with Kotlin 1.8.0, the Kotlin/JS intermediate representation (IR-based) compiler backend is Stable. It took a while to unify infrastructure for all three backends, but they now work with the same IR for Kotlin code. ⚠️ As a consequence of the stable JS IR compiler backend, the old one is deprecated from now on. Incremental compilation is enabled by default along with the stable JS IR compiler. If you still use the old compiler, switch your project to the new backend with the help of our migration guide. What’s new in Kotlin 1.8.0?
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