Well, folks, it’s time… for RC2.
The Julia developers are pleased to announce that the second release candidate for Julia v1.1.0 is now available. Binaries are available for tier 1 platforms: Linux (i686 and x86-64), Windows (32- and 64-bit), macOS, and FreeBSD (x86-64). You can find them in the “upcoming releases” section of https://julialang.org/downloads.
As a release candidate, this should not be considered production-ready. It’s intended to give users, package developers in particular, a chance to test their code with v1.1.0 before the full release.
Julia v1.1.0 will be the first minor release in the 1.x series of releases after 1.0. As a minor release, it will contain no breaking changes, only new features, performance improvements, and marginal, undisruptive changes in behavior. The largest difference from the 1.0.x series of releases are that 1.0 will have longer-term support and that 1.1 will contain new features that 1.0 will not have. The most useful reference for the changes in 1.1 is the NEWS file for v1.1.0-rc2.
Note that 1.1 on Travis, AppVeyor (using Appveyor.jl), and Cirrus (using CirrusCI.jl) now refers to v1.1.0-rc2. We encourage everyone to give it a try and let us know in the issue tracker if you run into any issues.