Hello all! The latest bugfix release of the Julia 0.5.x line has been released. Binaries are available from the usual place, and as is typical with such things, please report all issues to either the issue tracker or on discourse.
This is a bugfix release, see this commit log for the list of bugs fixed between 0.5.1 and 0.5.2. In particular, if you’ve been having issues with Pkg installation errors, an upgrade to 0.5.2 should resolve those. Let us know if not. If you are a package author and want to rely on functionality that did not work in the 0.5.0 or 0.5.1 releases but does work in 0.5.2 in your package, please be sure to change the minimum julia version in your REQUIRE file to 0.5.2 accordingly. If you’re not sure about this, you can test your package specifically against older patch releases on Travis and/or locally.
This is a recommended upgrade for anyone using previous releases, and should act as a drop-in replacement. If you find any regressions relative to previous releases, please let us know.
We’ve also tagged the first release candidate for 0.6.0. You can use “0.6” on Travis, or “0.6-latest” on Appveyor, and it will use the most recently tagged release candidate. We have branched release-0.6 off of master, master is now 0.7-DEV (see https://github.com/JuliaLang/julia/pull/21610 for an explanation, 1.0 is planned to be functionally identical to 0.7 but with deprecations removed, and released very shortly after) and open for breaking changes. Please report anything that has regressed since feature freeze. We will be doing backports of bugfixes to release-0.6 for further release candidates roughly once a week until there are no known release blocking issues left. We’ve had a few little bugfixes on master, but nothing critical yet to my knowledge, and the only major TODO item left is a pass through the release notes in
NEWS.md and make sure all the deprecations and breaking changes in 0.6 are noted.