The first release candidate for Julia v1.3.0 is here! Get binaries for Linux, macOS, Windows, and FreeBSD at https://julialang.org/downloads and check out the NEWS file for v1.3.0-rc1 to see what will be new in 1.3. You can also view the commit comparison with the previously released 1.3.0-alpha here.
As a release candidate, this should not be considered production-ready; it’s intended to give users a chance to try out their code with 1.3.0 prior to a full release. Note that 1.3 on Travis, AppVeyor (with Appveyor.jl), and Cirrus CI (with CirrusCI.jl) now points to 1.3.0-rc1 rather than 1.3.0-alpha.
Don’t worry, even though 1.3 is now in the release candidate stage doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten about 1.2; that should be available very soon.
As usual, let us know in the issue tracker if you run into any issues.