The upcoming platform update is scheduled for March 22nd, 2016.

Git gets an update with version 2.7.3.

Java gets an update with version 8u74.

Node.js receives several updates with versions 5.4.1, 4.3.2, 4.2.6, 0.12.12, and 0.10.43.

PHP is updated with versions 7.0.4, 5.6.19, and 5.5.33.

PIP gets an update with version 8.1.0.

RethinkDB receives an update with version 2.2.5.

Sbt is updated to version 0.13.11.

Scala gets an update with version 2.11.8.

Virtualenv is updated to version 14.0.6.

New things

Go 1.6 is now part of the platform, featuring support for HTTP/2.

Mozilla Firefox 45.0esr has been added to the platform.

Node.js support is expanded with two new versions: 5.8.0 and 4.4.0. To use these versions during the release candidate period, add nvm use to your build commands. After the release candidate period, these versions will be selectable in the UI as well.

Deprecations

Python 3.2 support has been dropped from the platform.

Trying the new platform

To ensure that the updates are compatible with your current setup, please switch to the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS v1603 (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 March 22nd, 2016.

Changes in the final release

The addition of Node.js 4.4.0 and 5.8.0 has been postponed. These versions will be available soon.

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