The Kotlin 1.7.20-Beta release is out! Here are some highlights from this preview version of Kotlin:
New Kotlin K2 compiler supports Lombok, all-open, Parcelize, and other compiler pluginsPreview of the ..< operator for creating open-ended rangesNew Kotlin/Native memory manager enabled by defaultNew experimental feature for JVM: inline classes with generic underlying type
Install 1.7.20-Beta to try out these features and report any issues you find to help us improve Kotlin 1.7.20.
Try new features and provide feedback
Install Kotlin 1.7.20-Beta in any of the following ways:
If you use the Early Access Preview update channel, the IDE will suggest automatically updating to 1.7.20-Beta as soon as it becomes available.If you use the Stable update channel, you can change the channel to Early Access Preview at any time by selecting Tools | Kotlin | Configure Kotlin Plugin Updates in your IDE. You’ll then be able to install the latest preview release. Check out these instructions for details.
You can always download the latest versions of these IDEs to get extensive support for Kotlin:
Once you’ve installed 1.7.20-Beta, don’t forget to change the Kotlin version to 1.7.20-Beta in your build scripts.