The Julia developers are pleased to announce that Julia v1.7.0 is now in beta, and binaries for v1.7.0-beta2 are available now. You can get them at https://julialang.org/downloads in the “upcoming release” section for macOS (x86-64), FreeBSD (x86-64), Windows (32-, 64-bit), and glibc Linux (i686, x86-64, AArch64, PowerPC). Check out the NEWS file to see what will be new in 1.7.0.
As a beta version, 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 1.7.0 prior to a full release. Note that 1.7 on Travis, AppVeyor, Cirrus, and (soon) GitHub Actions now refers to 1.7.0-beta2.
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.