Platform Update on July 26th

The upcoming platform update is scheduled for July 26th, 2016.

Bundler gets an update with version 1.12.5.

Cassandra is updated to version 2.2.7.

Firefox receives two updates with versions 45.2.0
and 38.8.0.

Git has been updated to version 2.9.2.

Go gets and update with version 1.6.3.

Java gets an update with version 7u101.

JRuby receives an update with version 9.1.2.0.

Node.js gets several updates with versions 6.2.2, 4.4.7, 0.12.15, and 0.10.46.

PHP receives three version updates with 7.0.8, 5.6.23, and 5.5.37.

RabbitMQ is updated with version 3.6.3.

New things

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

Elixir 1.3.2 has been added to the platform. This brings a lot of improvements to the language and its tooling, including a new Calendar module, new mix tasks, and several ExUnit enhancements. To use it, add kiex use 1.3 to your setup commands.

Erlang 19.0 is now part of the platform. The highlights of this release include the overhauled garbage collector and improvements to erts, as well as several other language modules. You can switch to this version by adding source /home/runner/.kerl/installs/19.0 to your setup commands. The rebar3 build tool is also part of this update.

Node.js 6.3.0 is now included in the platform. This version can be activated by adding nvm use 6.3 to your setup commands.

All the mentioned additions will be selectable in Project Settings, 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 v1607 (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 July 26th, 2016.

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

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