Hello all! The latest bugfix release of the Julia 0.4.x line has been
released. We've been a bit distracted with 0.5 release candidates so this
also took longer than our usual monthly target. This may be the last
release of the 0.4 line, unless new issues are brought to our attention
that need backporting to the release-0.4 branch. Binaries are available
from the usual place <http://julialang.org/downloads/> (however the links
for 0.4.7 will be moved to the old releases page very soon), and as is
typical with such things, please report all issues to either the issue
tracker <https://github.com/JuliaLang/julia/issues>, or email the
julia-users list. If you reply to this message on julia-users, please do
not cc julia-news which is intended to be low-volume.
This is a bugfix release, see this commit log
<https://github.com/JuliaLang/julia/compare/v0.4.6...v0.4.7> for the list
of bugs fixed between 0.4.6 and 0.4.7. Bugfix backports to the 0.4.x line
may continue if necessary. If you are a package author and want to rely on
functionality that did not work in earlier 0.4.x releases but does work in
0.4.7 in your package, please be sure to change the minimum julia version
in your REQUIRE file to 0.4.7 accordingly. If you're not sure about this,
you can test your package specifically against older 0.4.x releases on
Travis and/or locally.
This is a recommended upgrade for anyone using previous releases who
intends to keep using Julia 0.4 even after Julia 0.5.0 gets released, and
should act as a drop-in replacement for prior 0.4.x releases. If you find
any regressions relative to previous releases, please let us know.