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KotlinConf 2018 Announcements

In today’s keynote at KotlinConf 2018 we made a series of announcements around releases, resources, and other things we’ve made available.

For your convenience below is a brief summary of the announcements with the corresponding links for more information.

Kotlin 1.3 hits RC

Version 1.3 hits RC and brings a ton of new features and functionality.


Kotlin Coroutines are no longer experimental. Check out the Overview page with more information on how to get started

Multiplatform Projects

Take advantage of Kotlin’s code sharing abilities across platforms with Multiplatform Projects.

Kotlin/Native is now in beta

After several years of development, Kotlin/Native hits beta. Learn everything about Kotlin/Native and how it can help you target different platforms.

New revamped playground

The online environment for trying out and learning Kotlin has a brand new look, new functionality, and an entire new section of “Kotlin by Example”.

Finally, whether you’re new to Kotlin or an existing user, check out the Learning Page for a list of resources available to you.

The Kotlin Foundation

JetBrains and Google have created the Kotlin Foundation that was announced last year at Google I/O.

How to try Kotlin 1.3 RC

In Maven/Gradle: Add as a repository for the build script and your projects. Use 1.3.0-rc-146 as the version number for the compiler plugin and the standard library.

In IntelliJ IDEA: Go to Tools → Kotlin → Configure Kotlin Plugin Updates, select “Early Access Preview 1.3” in the Update channel drop-down list, and then click Check for updates.

The command-line compiler can be downloaded from the Github release page.

On Kotlin 1.3‑RC compiler is switched on by default.

Check out the recent blog post on 1.3 RC for more information.

Let’s Kotlin!

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7 Responses to KotlinConf 2018 Announcements

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    QuickbooksOnlineSupport says:

    October 13, 2018

    nice just amazed me by your work.

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    Sergey says:

    October 17, 2018

    Can you give us a hint about release date for Kotlin 1.3 ?
    Thank you!

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      alexeybelkov says:

      October 19, 2018

      Hi, there is no definite date, but probably in a few weeks.

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    Sergey says:

    October 19, 2018

    Why is my last comment from two days ago is not visible? I asked, what is release date for Kotlin 1.3

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      alexeybelkov says:

      October 19, 2018

      Sorry, the comments are moderated, so there might be a small delay.

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    Guoli Jian says:

    October 26, 2018


    I downloaded PDF file: “Full Kotlin Reference”, but the font size is really very small, especially when I read it on cellphone. could you please take 10 minutes to convert same file to BIGGER fonts? it will be easier for people reading on cellphone.


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