Julia v1.8.5 has been released

The Julia developers are pleased to announce the release of v1.8.5, the fifth patch release in the 1.8 stable series. You can download binaries at https://julialang.org/downloads in the “current stable release” section. Binaries are available 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)
    • Linux x86_64 (musl)
    • macOS AArch64 (M-series)
    • Windows i686

As a patch release, 1.8.5 contains no new features or breaking changes, only bug fixes, documentation improvements, and performance improvements. You can see the list of commits included since 1.8.4 here. Normally for patch releases we announce a testing period before making the release but in this case we’ve opted to move forward more quickly with a very small change set to address an issue affecting some Windows users on 1.8.4. We recommend that anyone currently using an earlier 1.8 version upgrade to 1.8.5.

Note that 1.8 on GitHub Actions, Travis, AppVeyor, and Cirrus now refer to 1.8.5.

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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