Upcoming Build Environment Updates -- August

We have added a lot of nice changes to our cookbooks recently, so we decided to roll out the updates to you sooner rather than later!

Here are details of the August, 2014 updates.


Due to JDK bug discussed below, Oracle JDK 7 will remain at 7u60, and Oracle JDK 8 at 8u5.

Even though OpenJDK 7u65 contains the bytecode verifier bug, we are unable to offer a reasonable alternative without it. Setting environment variables _JAVA_OPTIONS=-Xverify:none or _JAVA_OPTIONS=-XX:-UseSplitVerifier should mitigate this issue.


This announcement originally mentioned MongoDB update from 2.4.x to 2.6.4. We discovered a problem with the plan, however, and decided to postpone this MongoDB update until we can provide a more solid upgrade plan. We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding.

Update schedule

The updates will be rolled out to travis-ci.org at 14:00 UTC on the 27th of August and to travis-ci.com at 14:00 UTC on the 29th of August.

Build Environment Updates

All environments will receive the following updates:

Chromium browser

34.0.1847.116 → 36.0.1985.125


1.5.0 → 1.6.0


1.1.1 → 1.3.2

This change contains breaking changes: 1.1 → 1.2, 1.2 → 1.3.

If you need to revert to ElasticSearch 1.1.1 because of these breaking changes, remove the installed version and install 1.1.1:

  - sudo apt-get purge elasticsearch
  - curl -O https://download.elasticsearch.org/elasticsearch/elasticsearch/elasticsearch-1.1.1.deb
  - sudo dpkg -i elasticsearch-1.1.1.deb

Firefox browser

Included is an update to the latest Extended Support Release (ESR), 31.0esr, which corresponds to Desktop Firefox 31.0.


5.5.37 → 5.5.38

OpenJDK 6

6b31 → 6b32

OpenJDK 7

7u55 → 7u65


  1. 9.1.13 → 9.1.14
  2. 9.2.8 → 9.2.9
  3. 9.3.4 → 9.3.5


3.3.4 → 3.3.5


  1. 2.2.2-beta → 2.2.3-beta
  2. 2.1.8 → 2.1.9

Android VM

Android SDK is updated to 23.0.2. build-tools-20.0.0 is pre-installed.

Gradle 2.0

Gradle has been updated to version 2.0. This release contains potential breaking changes. If you need to go back to version 1.11, add the following to your .travis.yml:

  - sudo rm -r /usr/local/gradle
  - curl -LO http://services.gradle.org/distributions/gradle-1.11-bin.zip
  - unzip -q gradle-1.11-bin.zip
  - sudo mv gradle-1.11 /usr/local/gradle

Haskell VM

Platform is updated to 2014.2.0.0. GHC 7.8.2 is updated to 7.8.3. (Other versions remain the same.)

Java VM (not JVM)

  • Maven is updated to 3.2.3.
  • Leiningen2 is updated to 2.4.3, which is now the default.

Gradle 2.0

See notes above.

Leiningen will default to 2.x

With this update, the default version of Leiningen will be 2.4.3. Leiningen 1.x will be available as lein1.

lein will point to Leiningen 2.4.3, but lein2 will also be available as before.

Those repositories which use lein need to be updated to invoke lein1 instead.


Scala is updated to 2.11.2, sbt to 0.13.5.

In addision, Scala 2.9.2 and 2.10.2 are preinstalled. These versions address problem with cross-compilation, and build failures descriebed in http://www.typesafe.com/blog/what-happened-to-my-travis-ci, respectively.


Version updates include:

  • 5.6.0rc4
  • 5.5.16
  • 5.4.32
  • 5.3.29

We’ve also added 5.5.9 back. This is the version supported on Ubuntu LTS14.04.

Go forth and test!

Happy testing!


Travis Team