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Platform Update on June 21st

The upcoming platform update is scheduled for June 21st, 2016.

Chromdriver gets an update with version 2.22.

Elixir receives an update with version 1.2.6.

Git has been updated to version 2.9.0, introducing parallel cloning and updating of submodules.

MySQL receives an update with version 5.6.31.

Node.js gets an update with version 4.4.5.

PHP gets three version updates with 5.5.36, 5.6.22 and 7.0.7.

RabbitMQ has been updated to version 3.6.2.

RethinkDB gets an update with version 2.3.4.

New things

The following additions will be available after switching to the release candidate platform.

Node.js 6.2.1 is now part of the platform. To use it, add nvm use 6.2 to your setup commands.

Qt 5.5 has been added to the platform. It introduces a suite of new features, deprecates Qt WebKit and utilizes the Chromium based Qt WebEngine. Adding QT_SELECT=55 as an environment variable will activate this version. Alternatively, you can prepend one of your build commands with the variable above, so that Qt 5.5 is used only during its execution.

Trying the new platform

To ensure that the updates are compatible with your current setup, please switch to the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS v1606 (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 June 21st, 2016.

Changes in the final release

Qt 5.5 now includes the qt55webkit package as well.

The Docker-enabled platform gets an update with docker-engine 1.11.2.

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

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