The upcoming platform update is scheduled for April 21st.
Cassandra is now on version 2.1.4.
Elasticsearch has been updated to version 1.3.9.
Elixir is now on version 1.0.4 which supports Erlang 17.5.
Erlang gets an update with version 17.5.
io.js is now on version 1.6.4.
MongoDB has been updated to version 2.6.9.
MySQL is now on version 5.6.24 which, among other things, fixes the bug where the mysqld process wasn’t stopped properly with mysqld stop when the InnoDB memcached plugin was active.
RethinkDB is now on version 1.16.3.
Redis has been updated to version 3.0.0 which has some major performance improvements compared to version 2.8.
sbt has been updated to version 0.13.8.
Gradle, the popular Java dependency manager, is now part of the platform with version 2.3.
Ruby versions 2.1.6 and 2.2.2 are added. These versions are currently selectable by adding one of the following build commands: rbenv global 2.1.6 or rbenv global 2.2.2. After the final release, they will be selectable in Project Settings.
Trying the new platform
You can evaluate the new platform right away by selecting Ubuntu 14.04 LTS v1504 (release candidate) from the Platform section of Project Settings. We encourage you to try it out, so that we can fix the issues you may encounter until the final release on the next Tuesday.
A full list of changes is available in the platform changelog.