The upcoming platform update is scheduled for Tuesday, March 24th, 2015.

Git is now on version 2.3.3.

io.js get an update with version 1.5.1.

Java 8 gets an update with Oracle JDK 8u40.

MongoDB is updated to version 2.6.8. You can get more insight into the major changes by checking out the official changelog.

PHP gets three updates with 5.6.6, 5.5.22 and 5.4.38.

New things

Ruby 2.2.1 has been added to the platform which fixes the memory leak issue on Symbol GC issue among other things. Check out the Ruby changelog for more information. You can switch to this version of Ruby by adding rbenv global 2.2.1 to your build commands. After the final release, it will be selectable in the interface without the need to use the command.

Trying the new platform

You can evaluate the new platform right away by selecting Ubuntu 14.04 LTS v1503 (release candidate) from the Platform section of Project Settings. We encourage you to try it out, so that we can iron out any issues you may find along the way until the final release on next Tuesday.

Changes in the final release

Node.js gets an update with version 0.10.37.

Scala is now on version 2.11.6.

A full list of changes is available in the platform changelog.