The Julia developers are incredibly pleased to announce that v1.0.0-rc1, the first release candidate for the first major release of Julia, is now available! Binaries for the release candidate are available for Linux (i686, x86-64), Windows (32-, 64-bit), macOS, and FreeBSD (x86-64) at https://julialang.org/downloads.
As a prerelease, 1.0-rc1 should not be considered production-ready. It’s intended to give developers a chance to get ready for the release of 1.0 by trying it out and testing for issues. Most users should continue to use the latest release (0.6.4 at the time of writing) until 1.0 is fully released. Please report any issues to https://github.com/JuliaLang/julia/issues.
In case you’re wondering, the primary difference between 0.7 and 1.0 is the removal of deprecations. Unsurprisingly this has proven to be rather breaking, and we’re all working hard to mitigate the issues. If you’re looking for an easy way to contribute to the Julia package ecosystem, fixing deprecations on 0.7 is a great way to start.
We hope you’re as excited about this as we are, and we hope you’ll download it and take it for a spin!