Today I’d like to announce Homebrew 1.4.0. The most significant change since 1.3.0 is that Homebrew filters environment variables.

Major changes and deprecations since 1.3.0:

  • Homebrew filters all user environment variables. This reduces errors in installing formulae from source and in Homebrew commands.
  • Homebrew’s “bottle hooks” have been removed. These were added originally to remove Boxen’s monkey-patching of Homebrew’s internal, private APIs but are no longer necessary for or used by Boxen.
  • The Homebrew/science tap is migrating notable formulae to Homebrew/core and will be archived in January 2018. The Homebrew/apache tap has been deprecated and archived. In 2018 we will also deprecate and archive the Homebrew/php tap. Over the last few minor versions of Homebrew we’ve migrated, deprecated and archived most of the formula taps in the Homebrew organisation to improve the reliability, consistency and discoverability of formulae under the Homebrew organisation.
  • macOS version analytics are available on the homepage.

Other changes since 1.3.0 I’d like to highlight are the following:


Thanks to all our hard-working maintainers, contributors, sponsors and supporters for getting us this far. Enjoy using Homebrew!