Julia v1.8.0-rc1 is now available

The Julia developers are pleased to announce that the first release candidate for Julia v1.8.0 is now available. Binaries are available at https://julialang.org/downloads/ in the “upcoming release” section for the following platforms, listed here by support tier:

  • Tier 1:
    • Linux x86_64 (glibc)
    • Linux i686 (glibc)
    • macOS x86_64 (Intel or Rosetta)
    • Window x86_64
  • Tier 2:
    • FreeBSD x86_64
    • Linux AArch64 (glibc)
    • Windows i686
  • Tier 3:
    • Linux x86_64 (musl)
    • macOS AArch64 (M-Series)

Check out the NEWS file to see what will be new in 1.8.0. You can also see the list of commits included since 1.8.0-beta3 here.

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 1.8.0 prior to a full release. Note that 1.8 on Travis, AppVeyor, and Cirrus now refers to 1.8.0-rc1. On GitHub Actions, use ~1.8.0-0.

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.

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