Go 1.9 Beta 2 released

New beta release of one of the most interesting and young programming languages
28 June 2017   1503

an open source project developed by a team at Google and many contributors from the open source community

Good news for all Go coders. Go 1.9 Beta 2 was recently released. 

At the moment, there are no known issues. As always, developers ask to test this version properly in order to find bugs. 

If any problems arise, they ask to report it using the issue tracker. If you already have Go on your PC, feel free to use this tool to try go1.9beta2.

Binary and source distributions are in the usual place. Also, see documentation for Go 1.9.

Additionally, you can see info about planned features of Go 1.9

Go 1.12 to be Available

Great news for all Go enthuisiast and developers; let's check what's new
28 February 2019   437

Go 1.12 programming language released, which is being developed by Google with the participation of the community as a hybrid solution combining high performance of compiled languages with such advantages of scripting languages as ease of writing code, speed of development and protection from errors. The project code is distributed under the BSD license.

These are main updates:

  • Native TLS 1.3 support. It is not enabled by default, it is necessary to set the option tls13=1 in the environment variable GODEBUG (package crypto / tls).
  • Improved module system support. Developers are preparing to include it by default in version 1.13.
  • Windows support on ARM architecture systems. For example, Go can now be used with Windows 10 IoT Core on Raspberry Pi 3 boards.
  • Improved compatibility with upcoming versions of macOS and iOS. The layer for making specific system calls is the libSystem library.

Get more information at official documents.

Starting with Go 1.13, support for macOS 10.10 "Yosemite" will be discontinued, as the minimum supported version of macOS will be 10.11 "El Capitan". The next release also plans to end support for the FreeBSD 10.x branch.