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Go 1.11 is released
24 Aug 2018
Andrew Bonventre
* Introduction
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 [[][]] 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!