The Julia developers are pleased to announce that the fourth beta release for Julia v1.7.0 is now available. You can download binaries at https://julialang.org/downloads in the “upcoming release” section for macOS (x86-64, AArch64!), 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 1.7.0.
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 GitHub Actions now refers to 1.7.0-beta4.
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.
Note to ARM-based Mac users: x86 macOS binaries should still work on ARM-based Macs with Rosetta, but the new AArch64 macOS binaries do not require the compatibility layer.
Note to FreeBSD users: Support for FreeBSD 11 has been dropped, with the minimum supported version now 12.0. As such, Julia v1.7.0-beta4 was built on FreeBSD 12 rather than 11, and is unlikely to work on 11.