Platform update on August 25th

The upcoming platform update is scheduled for August 25th, 2015.

Cassandra is now on version 2.2.0. The cassandra-cli tool is deprecated with this release and cqlsh is used instead.

Chromedriver gets an update with version 2.16 which supports Chrome versions v42-45.

Git has been updated to version 2.5.0.

MongoDB is now on version 2.6.11.

MySQL has been updated to version 5.6.26.

Oracle JDK 8 gets and update with version 8u51.

PHP receives several updates with versions 5.4.44, 5.5.28, and 5.6.12.

Qt 5.2.1 gets and update with version 5.4.1.

Redis is now on version 3.0.3.

RethinkDB gets an update with version 2.1.1 which introduces major improvements and support for automatic failover using Raft.

Trying the new platform

You can evaluate the new platform right away by selecting Ubuntu 14.04 LTS v1508 (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.

Changes in the final release

Oracle JDK 8 is updated to version 8u60.

Ruby 2.2.3 has been added to the platform.

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

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