Well folks, it’s time for our good friends Julia v0.6 and 0.7 to ride off into the sunset to join 0.5 and the rest of their older siblings. Julia 0.6 and 0.7 are now unmaintained.
When we say that a release is “unmaintained,” we mean that there will be no further patch releases for it, which means no further bug fixes. In this case, that means there will not be a 0.6.5 nor a 0.7.1; 0.6.4 is the last 0.6.x release and 0.7.0 is the last 0.7.x release.
As with all previous releases, they are and will continue to be available for download on the Old Releases page, and their tags and Git branches will continue to be available in the Julia repo. Similarly, they’ll continue to be available through CI providers such as Travis, just as they’ve always been, and will continue to work just as they’ve always worked.
We will not be freezing METADATA for 0.6-compatible packages at this time; new packages and tags that support 0.6 can still be registered.
In case you didn’t already know, Julia 1.0 is our current long-term support (LTS) release, 1.1 is the most recent release, and 1.2 is in development on Julia’s master branch. All of these are currently fully supported and will receive bug fixes. We hope everyone who hasn’t already will join us in this brave, new 1.x world.
A huge thanks to everyone who contributed to Julia 0.6 and 0.7, two phenomenal, game-changing releases!