Today I’d like to announce Homebrew 1.5.0. The most significant changes since 1.4.0 are deprecations of formula APIs and some Homebrew organisation formula taps.

Future dates for your calendar:

  • On 1st March 2018 the python formula will be upgraded to Python 3.x and a python@2 formula will be added for installing Python 2.7 (although this will be keg-only so neither python nor python2 will be added to the PATH by default without a manual brew link --force). We will maintain python2, python3 and python@3 aliases. Any formulae that use depends_on "python" outside Homebrew/core will need to be updated at this point if they wish to keep using Python 2. Note: macOS has provided Python 2.7 since OS X Lion (10.7) so you can update formulae that need Python 2 today by removing depends_on "python" so they use the system python instead.
  • By 31st March 2018 we will deprecate and archive the Homebrew/php tap. Unfortunately we have been unable to maintain an acceptable, consistent user or contributor experience and CI workload through non-core formula taps in the Homebrew organisation so we are continuing to migrate widely used formulae into Homebrew/core and encourage more niche formulae and options to be supported outside the Homebrew organisation.

Major changes and deprecations since 1.4.0:

Other changes since 1.4.0 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!