Platform Update on May 24th

The upcoming platform update is scheduled for May 24th, 2016.

Cassandra is updated to version 2.2.6.

Elixir receives an update with version 1.2.5.

Git is updated to version 2.8.2.

Go gets an update with 1.6.2.

Java receives an update with Oracle JDK version 8u91.

JRuby has been updated with version 9.1.0.0.

NodeJS receives four version updates with 5.10.1, 4.4.4, 0.12.14, and 0.10.45.

PHP gets three updates with 5.5.35, 5.6.21 and 7.0.6.

New things

The following additions can be used after switching to the release candidate platform.

Node.js 6.1.0 and 5.11.1 are now part of the platform. To use these versions, add nvm use 6.1 or nvm use 5.11 to your setup commands.

Ruby 2.3.1 and Ruby 2.2.5 have been added to the platform. These versions can be used by adding rbenv global 2.2 or rbenv global 2.3 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 v1605 (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 May 24th, 2016.

Changes in the final release

The Docker-enabled platform gets several updates for its Docker tooling, namely: docker-engine 1.11.1, docker-machine 0.7.0, and docker-compose 1.7.1.

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

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