Go 1.6 is now available

Change effective on 17 February 2016

Go 1.6 is now available.

This article explains how to set your Go version and what the current defaults are.

Upgrading an application from a Godep workspace to a vendor/ directory can be found here.

Heroku’s Docker images for go & go-gb have 1.6 tags. Update your app.json files to use "image" : "heroku/go:1.6" or, if you are using GB,: "image": "heroku/go-gb:1.6". Then run heroku docker:init before releasing.

For more information on Heroku’s Go support, see the Dev Center documentation for Go.

For more information on Heroku’s Docker plugin, see the Heroku Docker Dev Center documention.

See the Go 1.6 Release Notes for more information on this release.