Go Language Improvements Coming For Ubuntu 15.04
Written by Michael Larabel in Programming on 1 April 2015 at 12:12 PM EDT. 1 Comment
This month's release of Ubuntu 15.04 will feature some Go language support improvements that are coming about at the last minute in the Ubuntu Vivid archive.

Matthias Klose wrote to the Ubuntu developers this week that there's going to be a gccgo-5 package in Ubuntu Vivid, which is built from GCC 5.0's Go language support. The GCC Go code is based on Go 1.4.2, which is newer than the golang 1.3 package in Vivid. A feature freeze exception may be sought after though for sending in the updated golang 1.4 package.

A PPA has also been created for bringing the new Go packages into the Ubuntu 14.04 toolchain.

Google Go developers wishing to learn about the Go updates for Ubuntu 15.04 can find additional details via this mailing list post. Meanwhile, with upstream Go, Go 1.5 remains under active development and will be their most exciting release yet with big changes to make it to a future version of Ubuntu Linux.
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