Platform Update on October 25th

The upcoming platform update is scheduled for October 25th, 2016.

Cassandra has been updated to version 2.2.8.

Erlang gets an update with version 19.1.

Elixir receives a version update with 1.3.4.

Git gets an update with version 2.10.1.

Gradle has been updated to version 3.1.

MySQL receives an update with version 5.6.34.

PHP gets two updates with versions 5.6.27 and 7.0.12.

New things

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

NodeJS 6.8.1 and 4.6.0 have been added to the platform. To use them in your builds, add nvm use 6.8 or nvm use 4.6 to your build commands. These versions 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 v1610 (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 October 25th, 2016.

Changes in the final release

Node.js gets several security updates, including 0.10.48 and 0.12.17. The previously announced versions (6.8.1 and 4.6.0) are also replaced with more up-to-date versions, namely 6.9.1 and 4.6.1.

The Docker-enabled platform gets an update with docker-engine version 1.12.2. Our tool for caching Docker images (docker-cache) has been updated as well, featuring full layer caching for tagged Docker images.

A full list of changes is available in the [platform changelog] (/docs/platform-changelog.html).

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