Platform Update on December 22nd
The upcoming platform update is scheduled for December 22nd, 2015.
Cassandra gets and update with version 2.2.4.
Git receives an update with version 2.6.4.
Go gets an update with version 1.5.2.
Heroku toolbelt receives an update with version 3.42.25.
Java gets one update with version 7u91.
Maven is getting updated to version 3.3.9.
MySQL gets an update with version 5.6.28.
PHP receives an update with version 5.6.16.
Two new Node.js versions have been added to the platform: 5.1.1 and 5.2.0. To use these in your builds during the release candidate period, add nvm use <version> as a setup command in Project Settings, where the value for <version> is either 5.1.1 or 5.2.0. On the day of the final release of the new platform, these versions will be selectable in Project Settings too.
PHP 7.0.0 is now part of the platform. Add the following setup command to your project to use it: phpbrew use 7.0. This version will be selectable in Project Settings too, after the release candidate period.
Trying the new platform
To ensure that the updates are compatible with your current setup, please switch to the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS v1512 (release candidate) platform in Project Settings > Platform. We're looking forward to hearing your feedback and requirements, which will help us to fix the potential issues and tailor the platform to better suit your needs. The release candidate period will last until December 22nd, 2015.
Changes in the final release
Node.js receives another addition with version 5.3.0.
A full list of changes is available in the platform changelog.