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Go 1.11 is released

24 August 2018

Who says releasing on Friday is a bad idea?

Today the Go team is happy to announce the release of Go 1.11. You can get it from the download page.

There are many changes and improvements to the toolchain, runtime, and libraries, but two features stand out as being especially exciting: modules and WebAssembly support.

This release adds preliminary support for a new concept called “modules,” an alternative to GOPATH with integrated support for versioning and package distribution. Module support is considered experimental, and there are still a few rough edges to smooth out, so please make liberal use of the issue tracker.

Go 1.11 also adds an experimental port to WebAssembly (js/wasm). This allows programmers to compile Go programs to a binary format compatible with four major web browsers. You can read more about WebAssembly (abbreviated “Wasm”) at webassembly.org and see this wiki page on how to get started with using Wasm with Go. Special thanks to Richard Musiol for contributing the WebAssembly port!

We also want to thank everyone who contributed to this release by writing code, filing bugs, providing feedback, and/or testing the betas and release candidates. Your contributions and diligence helped to ensure that Go 1.11 is as bug-free as possible. That said, if you do notice any problems, please file an issue.

For more detail about the changes in Go 1.11, see the release notes.

Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the release!

By Andrew Bonventre