We (the Scala team at Lightbend) are now winding down the scala/scala PR queue in preparation for two releases:
- 2.12.11: target date February 18 (not a hard deadline)
- 2.13.2: target date February 25 (not a hard deadline)
2.12.10 came out in September; 51 PRs have been merged since then, mostly bugfixes or improvements to compiler performance or collections performance.
2.13.1 was also September; 90 2.13 PRs have been merged since then, and the 2.12.10 changes will of course be included too.
Both releases will improve compatibility with recent JDK versions such as 14. More details on that and the other included changes will be the draft release notes that we’ll post here soon-ish.
In general, the goal here is to ship already-merged changes, since some months have passed. But there are also some things we and contributors are still finishing up. If there’s a PR or a blocking issue you’re concerned won’t make the cut, feel free to comment on it to bring it to our attention.
For those wanting all the gory details, follow these tickets:
- 2.12.11: https://github.com/scala/scala-dev/issues/664
- 2.13.2: https://github.com/scala/scala-dev/issues/665
For less detail, just watch this thread, we’ll update it from time to time with how things are going.