Go 1.9 RC1 available now

First release candidate of programming language from Google team released
26 July 2017   1301

Good news for all Go developers. Go 1.9 Release candidate 1 is out now.

Let's see what's inside!

There are two changes to the language: adding support for type aliases and defining when implementations may fuse floating point operations. Most of the changes are in the implementation of the toolchain, runtime, and libraries. As always, the release maintains the Go 1 promise of compatibility. We expect almost all Go programs to continue to compile and run as before.

The release adds transparent monotonic time support, parallelizes compilation of functions within a package, better supports test helper functions, includes a new bit manipulation package, and has a new concurrent map type.

Develoeprs ask to report any problems using the issue tracker. 

If you have Go installed already, the easiest way to try go1.9rc1 is by using this tool.

You can download binary and source distributions from the usual place.

Documentation for Go 1.9 available here.

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.