The upcoming platform update is scheduled for April 26th, 2016.
Elixir receives an update with version 1.2.4.
Erlang gets an update with version 18.3.
Git is updated to version 2.8.1.
Java receives an update with version 8u77.
MongoDB gets an update with version 2.6.12.
MySQL is updated to version 5.6.30 supporting the new –ssl-mode flag.
RethinkDB has been updated to version 2.3.0, featuring the new users and permissions system.
Node.js 5.10.1 is now part of the platform. To use this version during the release candidate period, add nvm use 5.10 to your setup commands.
Ruby 2.1.9 has been added to the platform. This version can be used during the release candidate period by adding rbenv global 2.1 to your setup commands.
Trying the new platform
To ensure that the updates are compatible with your current setup, please switch to the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS v1604 (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 April 26th, 2016.
A full list of changes is available in the platform changelog.