Akka 2.6.0-M1 released

announcement
(Patrik Nordwall) #1

Dear hakkers,

We proudly present the first development milestone for Akka 2.6. Since the release of Akka 2.5.0 (already 2 years ago) we have incrementally added many new features to the 2.5.x release series. That has worked well but now it’s high time for a new minor release. This milestone release is the first step on the road towards Akka 2.6. You can expect new milestones to be published every 3 weeks until we reach the release candidate phase.

It would be excellent if you can try the milestones out and give us feedback. Akka 2.6 is binary backwards compatible with 2.5 with the ordinary exceptions listed in the documentation. Some configuration changes may be needed, read the migration guide as a first step.

Some notable changes in 2.6.0-M1:

  • Make Artery TCP the default remote transport for actor messaging, #26179
  • Make Akka internals immune against thread starvation issues, #23576
  • Run CoordinatedShutdown from ActorSystem.terminate, #25213
  • No more Future/CompletionStage in StreamRefs materialized value, #24372
  • Remove support for Scala 2.11, #26182
  • Remove deprecated:

A total of 33 issues were closed since 2.5.22. The complete list can be found on the 2.6.0-M1 milestone on github.

Credits

For this release we had the help of 26 committers – thank you all very much!

commits  added  removed
     28    972    12085 Arnout Engelen
     24   2260     6543 Christopher Batey
     22    796     2037 Patrik Nordwall
      9   1166     1237 Johan Andrén
      6    183      159 Helena Edelson
      1      0      820 Martynas Mickevičius
      1    205       95 Stefano Bonetti
      1     84       95 Shutao Tang
      1    132       46 mszczygiel
      1    110        9 Yoshitaka Fujii
      1     17       65 Kopaniev Vladyslav
      1      9       46 tison
      1     42        6 filipMatusak
      1     13        3 eugene yokota
      1      5        5 skvithalani
      1      2        2 Jongbeom Kim
      1      4        0 James Roper
      1      2        2 Nicolas Vollmar
      1      1        1 Erwin
      1      1        1 Ignasi Marimon-Clos
      1      1        1 Johan Östling
      1      1        1 Jason Longshore
      1      1        1 yiksanchan
      1      1        1 Johannes Rudolph
      1      1        1 Jason Zaugg
      1      1        1 Justin Pihony

Thanks to Lightbend for their continued sponsorship of the Akka core team’s efforts. Lightbend offers commercial support for Akka.

Happy hakking!

– The Akka Team