Julia 1.5.4 testing period

The release-1.5 branch on the Julia repository now contains the set of commits we’re planning to tag as v1.5.4, the fourth patch release in the 1.5 series. The list of commits included since v1.5.3 is available here. As a patch release, it should be strictly non-breaking for existing code and should introduce no new features at all, just bug fixes and performance enhancements.

We encourage users, especially package authors, to test their code using a source build of the release-1.5 branch to ensure there are no changes in behavior. (Binaries are not available for prereleases of patch versions at this time.) A package evaluation run showed no regressions from v1.5.3, so we should be good, but extra testing and assurance is always worthwhile. If you run into any issues, please report them on Julia’s GitHub issue tracker.

Assuming all is well, we’ll move forward with releasing v1.5.4 in a few days.


What’s the best way to get the patches and updates to Julia.
I’m a newbie with Julia Pro installed on my Mac.
Keep up the great work you are doing!


Nice work!
BTW Is there anyone who is planning on testing Julia 1.5.4 on the jetson nano?
I’ve been trying out version 1.0.5, which was recommended as stable, but was wondering about trying the latest.

v1.5.3 has been working fine for me, at least.

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Just to clarify, are the changes showing up in 1.5.4 ones that have already surfaced in 1.6.0-beta? Or are they on two different development tracks?

They are different branches. Only bugfixes get backported, so there won’t be any new features compared to 1.5.3.

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Ok! I’ll install it alongside 1.6 and test some of my code. Thanks for the swift reply!!