Scala 2.13.0-RC2 release

Scala 2.13.0-RC2 is now on Maven Central.

We are currently working on writing release notes, publishing modules, and so forth.

Gory details at . We’ll also update this thread as things progress.

As usual with prereleases, RC1 and RC2 are not binary compatible, so the ecosystem will need to re-publish.


RC2 draft release notes:

libraries for RC2 are starting to show up at

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Scala.js 0.6.27 and 1.0.0-M7 are already published for Scala 2.13.0-RC2.


shapeless 2.3.3 published for 2.13.0-RC2 just now.

published for RC2: scala-collection-compat, scala-parallel-collections, scala-parser-combinators, scala-xml, scala-java8-compat, scala-swing, scala-js

and: scalacheck, scalatest (3.1 only at the moment), scalaprops

and and: shapeless, silencer, genjavadoc, kind-projector, wartremover, scalaz, …

not yet: specs2, cats, …

now announced more widely:

macro-compat 1.1.1 published for 2.13.0-RC2 just now.

more libraries over the RC2 finish line: specs2, scalatest 3.0.x (previously only 3.1.x was available), akka & akka-http, spray-json, sconfig, scallop, airframe, scoverage, expecty, …

I don’t want to jinx it, but: so far there is no issue that would require an RC3.


Well, there was one API change that we considered important enough to do an RC3 for: We merged a total of 16 PRs for this :crossed_fingers: final :crossed_fingers: candidate:

As always, we’re conscious of balancing the efforts required of library maintainers in building for new RCs (thank you!) with allowing ourselves enough RCs to get the final release right (because our next opportunity to make binary breaking changes is in 2 years!)

I feel confident we’ve now converged, and hope to get the 2.13.0 final out before Scala Days! :confetti_ball:

We’re working hard to release RC3 today (or at the latest by the end of the week). Currently following up on the changes needed to get the community build to the same number of green projects as RC2.

More details at


RC3 jars are on Maven Central


Scala.js 0.6.28 and 1.0.0-M8 built for 2.13.0-RC3 are on their way to Maven Central.

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if y’all are curious what the initial stages of ecosystem publishing look like, I’ve now documented in the initial dependency chains here:

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now available for RC3:

  • scala-xml, scala-parser-combinators, scala-java8-compat, scala-parallel-collections, scala-async
  • scalacheck
  • genjavadoc

still pending: kind-projector, shapeless, scalatest, scala-collection-compat, specs2, …

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shapeless 2.3.3 for now published for Scala 2.13.0-RC3.

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newly available: kind-projector, specs2, shapeless, scalatest 3.0.x, scala-collection-compat, silencer, nscala-time, airframe, hedgehog, jsoniter-scala, expecty, …

pending: ScalaTest 3.1.x, akka, cats, …

this is enough to announce with, so I expect we’ll announce today

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RC3 draft release notes:

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RC3 is fully announced:

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ScalaTest 3.1.0-SNAP12 is out :tada: (alongside 3.0.8-RC5)

other recently published libraries: discipline, claimant, refined, scallop, wartremover, …

cats and akka are actively progressing towards releases.

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more libraries for RC3:

  • cats, cats-effect, simulacrum, machinist
  • scala-logging
  • json4s, spray-json, jawn
  • scala-swing
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