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

Chromedriver gets an update with version 2.20 which supports Chrome versions v43-48.

Git has been updated to version 2.6.3.

Java gets two version updates with 7u85 and 8u66.

PHP receives an update with version 5.6.15.

RethinkDB gets an update with version 2.2.0.

RubyGems has been updated to version 2.5.0 for all Ruby versions supported by Semaphore.

New things

Elixir 1.1.1 has been added to the platform. Until this version isn’t added to the language settings for your project, adding kiex use 1.1.1 as a setup command will activate it for your builds.

Firefox 38.4.0esr has been added along with a tool for switching between different versions. To change the currently active Firefox version, add change-firefox-version as a setup command. Valid versions are 38 or esr for Firefox 38.4.0, and 34 or default for Firefox 34.0. The default version is 34.0.

Node.js 5.0.0 is now part of the platform. To use it in your builds during the release candidate period, add nvm use 5.0 as a setup command in Project Settings. On the day of the final release of the new platform, Node.js 5.0.0 will be selectable in Project Settings too.

Python 3.5 has been added to the platform.

Trying the new platform

You can evaluate the new platform right away by selecting Ubuntu 14.04 LTS v1511 (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

RethinkDB gets an update with version 2.2.1.

RubyGems 2.5.0 has been rolled back to version 2.4.8 due to incompatibilities with some gems.

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