Re-posted from: http://ljuug.tumblr.com/post/70993189915
The 0.2 release brings improvements to many areas of Julia. Among the most visible changes are support for 64-bit Windows, keyword arguments to functions, immutable types, a redesigned and polished package manager, a multimedia interface supporting usage of Julia in IPython, a built-in profiler, and major improvements to Julia’s linear algebra, I/O, and parallel capabilities.
These are accompanied by many other changes adding new features, enhancing the library’s consistency, improving performance, increasing test coverage, easing installation, and expanding the documentation. While not part of Julia proper, the package ecosystem has also grown and matured considerably since the 0.1 release. For more information about the release see the MD page on github .