Clojure 1.8

We are pleased to announce the release of Clojure 1.8.

Some of the new features for 1.8 are:

  • More string functions in clojure.string (portable to ClojureScript): index-of, last-index-of, starts-with?, ends-with?, includes?
  • Compiler direct linking - improves performance and startup time
  • Socket server and socket server REPL - adds the ability to allow remote Clojure REPL connections

For more information, see the complete list of all changes since Clojure 1.7 for more details.

Contributors

Thanks to all of those who contributed to Clojure 1.8 (first time contributors in bold):

  • Alexander Yakushev
  • Alex Miller
  • Alex Redington
  • Alf Kristian Stoyle
  • Ambrose Bonnaire-Sergeant
  • Andrew Rosa
  • Andy Fingerhut
  • Andy Sheldon
  • Aspasia Beneti
  • Blake West
  • Bozhidar Batsov
  • Daniel Compton
  • Erik Assum
  • Gary Fredericks
  • Ghadi Shayban
  • Gordon Syme
  • Howard Lewis Ship
  • Jean Niklas L'orange
  • Jeremy Heiler
  • Jonas Enlund
  • Jozef Wagner
  • Karsten Schmidt
  • Kevin Downey
  • Mark Simpson
  • Michael Blume
  • Nahuel Greco
  • Nicola Mometto
  • Nikita Prokopov
  • Nola Stowe
  • Ragnar Dahlén
  • Ralf Schmitt
  • Rich Hickey
  • Russ Olsen
  • Shogo Ohta
  • Steve Miner
  • Stuart Halloway
  • Timothy Baldridge
  • Tsutomu Yano
  • Yanxiang Lou