The Julia developers are pleased to announce that the first release candidate for Julia v1.6.0 is now available. You can download binaries 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, PowerPC), and musl Linux (x86-64). Check out the NEWS file to see what will be new in 1.6.0.
As a release candidate, this should not be considered production-ready. Rather, it’s intended to give users, especially package developers, a chance to try our their code with 1.6.0 prior to a full release. Note that 1.6 on Travis, AppVeyor, and Cirrus now refers to 1.6.0-rc1. This will be the case for GitHub Actions soon as well.
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.