When you want to test out the latest development version of Go, the developers of Go created a nice command to get it
installed and to keep it updated. The command is called
is of course written in Go.
To install it, it’s just a plain Go binary you can install:
$ go get golang.org/dl/gotip
After you downloaded the binary, you need to compile/download the latest version of Go:
$ gotip download Cloning into '/Users/pclaerhout/sdk/gotip'... remote: Counting objects: 9883, done remote: Finding sources: 100% (9883/9883) remote: Total 9883 (delta 1330), reused 6560 (delta 1330) Receiving objects: 100% (9883/9883), 23.58 MiB | 10.57 MiB/s, done. Resolving deltas: 100% (1330/1330), done. Updating files: 100% (9074/9074), done. Updating the go development tree... From https://go.googlesource.com/go * branch master -> FETCH_HEAD HEAD is now at 53f2747 syscall, internal/syscall/windows: remove utf16PtrToString parameter Building Go cmd/dist using /usr/local/Cellar/go/1.14.2/libexec. (go1.14.2 darwin/amd64) Building Go toolchain1 using /usr/local/Cellar/go/1.14.2/libexec. Building Go bootstrap cmd/go (go_bootstrap) using Go toolchain1. Building Go toolchain2 using go_bootstrap and Go toolchain1. Building Go toolchain3 using go_bootstrap and Go toolchain2. Building packages and commands for darwin/amd64. --- Installed Go for darwin/amd64 in /Users/pclaerhout/sdk/gotip Installed commands in /Users/pclaerhout/sdk/gotip/bin Success. You may now run 'gotip'!
That’s all. If you now want to run with the latest Go version, replace your regular
go command with
To build with the latest released version:
$ go build main.go
To build with the development version:
$ gotip build main.go
If you want to update
gotip to the latest dev version, you execute
gotip download again…