The Julia developers are pleased to announce that the first release candidate for Julia v1.5.0 is now available. Binaries for the release candidate, 1.5.0-rc1, can be found at https://julialang.org/downloads in the “upcoming release” section for macOS, FreeBSD (x86-64), Windows (32-, 64-bit), glibc Linux (i686, x86-64, AArch64), and musl Linux (x86-64). Check out the NEWS file to see what will be new in 1.5.0 and the commit comparison to see what’s been included since 1.5.0-beta1.
As a release candidate, this should not be considered production-ready. Rather, it’s intended to give users a chance to try our their code with 1.5.0 prior to a full release. Note that 1.5 on Travis, AppVeyor (with Appveyor.jl), and Cirrus (with CirrusCI.jl) now points to 1.5.0-rc1.
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. If all goes well, we’ll move forward with a full release soon.
P.S. A note to Linux users: Not sure whether you want glibc or musl binaries? You probably want glibc; most distributions use that as their libc and those that do not make it clear.