Platform Update on November 22nd

The upcoming platform update is scheduled for November 22nd, 2016.

Chromedriver gets and update with version 2.25.

Git has been updated to version 2.10.2.

Go receives a version update with 1.7.3.

Java 8 has been updated to version 8u111.

JRuby receives an update with version 9.1.6.0.

Node.js gets a version update with 4.6.2.

PHP receives two version updates with 5.6.28 and 7.0.13.

Pip has been updated to version 9.0.1, including a number of deprecations and possible breaking changes.

New things

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

Node.js version 7.1.0 is now part of the platform. To use it in your builds, add nvm use 7.1 to your build commands. This platform update also includes yarn, pre-installed for all the supported Node.js versions (>= 4.x) and a new default Node.js version, which is set to the latest 4.6 release.

Trying the new platform

To ensure that the updates are compatible with your current setup, please switch to the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS v1611 (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 November 22nd, 2016.

Changes in the final release

The Docker-enabled platform gets an update with docker-engine version 1.12.3.

Ruby 2.3.3 is now part of the platform.

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

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