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Scala sbt 1.1.5 patchnotes

Eugene Yokota Scala Team, Lightbend, Inc.

Hi everyone. sbt 1.1.5 patch release is released!

Bug fixes


Watcher improvements

Continuing from sbt 1.1.4, Ethan Atkins contributed fixes and improvements for triggered execution ~ watcher. sbt 1.1.5 should fix the latency between file modification events and the command execution.

VS Code extension update

We released a new sbt VS Code extension that starts sbt session in the embedded terminal window. This was contributed by Robert Walker (@WalkingOlof) in sbt#4130.


sbt by example

We added sbt by example to the sbt documentation. This is a single-page guide that takes you from zero to building an app on Docker, inspired by, and largely based on William Narmontas (@ScalaWilliam)’s Essential sbt.



A huge thank you to everyone who’s helped improve sbt and Zinc 1 by using them, reporting bugs, improving our documentation, porting builds, porting plugins, and submitting and reviewing pull requests.

sbt 1.1.5 was brought to you by 21 constributors, according to git shortlog -sn --no-merges v1.1.4...v1.1.5 on sbt, zinc, librarymanagement, util, io, launcher-package, and website: Eugene Yokota, Ethan Atkins, Jason Zaugg, Liu Fengyun, Antonio Cunei, Dale Wijnand, Roberto Bonvallet, Alexey Alekhin, Daniel Parks, Heikki Vesalainen, Jean-Luc Deprez, Jessica Hamilton, Kenji Yoshida (xuwei-k), Nikita Gazarov, OlegYch, Richard Summerhayes, Robert Walker, Seth Tisue, Som Snytt, oneill, and 杨博 (Yang Bo)

For anyone interested in helping sbt, there are many avenues you could help, depending on your interest.

  • Migrate library builds to sbt 1, or update plugins.
  • Report bugs when you see them.
  • Send in fixes to bugs.
  • Update documentation.

If you’re interested in other ideas, come talk to us on sbt-contrib or on the brand new Lightbend Discuss.

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