The Julia developers are pleased to announce the release of Julia v1.6.0, the sixth minor release in the 1.x series. Some folks put together a blog post highlighting some of the most exciting new features in 1.6. Check it out!
As usual, binaries are available for all of your favorite platforms (Linux, macOS, Windows, and FreeBSD) at https://julialang.org/downloads.
As a minor release, v1.6.0 contains no breaking changes, only new features, performance improvements, and marginal, undisruptive changes in behavior. You can also see the NEWS file for the full set of changes.
It is currently undecided whether 1.6 will have long term support; that determination will come after 1.6 has seen more use. Julia 1.0 is currently still the only long term support version. Note that as of this release, 1.5 has been effectively superseded by 1.6, which means that there will not likely be any further 1.5.x releases.
We encourage everyone to give it a try. Packages can test with 1.6.0 on CI by specifying
1.6 on Travis, AppVeyor, Cirrus , and soon GitHub Actions. As always, let us know in the issue tracker if you run into any issues.