Julia 1.8.3 and 1.9.0-alpha1 have been released

The Julia developers are pleased to announce two new releases: v1.8.3, the third patch release in the 1.8 stable series, and v1.9.0-alpha1, the first alpha version for the upcoming 1.9 stable series. You can download binaries at https://julialang.org/downloads in the “upcoming release” section for 1.9.0-alpha1 and the “current stable release” section for 1.8.3. Binaries are available for the same set of platforms for both, listed here by support tier:

  • Tier 1:
    • Linux x86_64 (glibc)
    • Linux i686 (glibc)
    • macOS x86_64 (Intel or Rosetta)
    • Window x86_64
  • Tier 2:
    • FreeBSD x86_64
    • Linux AArch64 (glibc)
    • Linux x86_64 (musl)
    • macOS AArch64 (M-series)
    • Windows i686

As a patch release, 1.8.3 contains no new features or breaking changes, only bug fixes, documentation improvements, and performance improvements. You can see the list of commits included since 1.8.2 here. We recommend that anyone currently using an earlier 1.8 version upgrade to 1.8.3.

As an alpha version, 1.9.0-alpha1 should not be considered production-ready. Rather, it’s intended to give users, especially package developers, a chance to try out their code with 1.9.0 prior to a full release. Check out the NEWS file to see what will be new in 1.9.0.

Note that 1.8 and 1.9 on Travis, AppVeyor, and Cirrus now refer to 1.8.3 and 1.9.0-alpha1, respectively. On GitHub Actions, use 1.8 for 1.8.3 but ~1.9.0-0 for 1.9.0-alpha1.

Let us know in the issue tracker if you run into any issues. Please note that any bugs you may encounter should be posted there rather than being discussed in this thread to ensure visibility to the developers.

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