The second release candidate for the next major release (version 8.0~rc2) is ready. It contains a new version (V1) of the protocol environment, which is the set of functions that protocols can call. Up to Delphi, all protocols used protocol environment V0. The new version (V1) is used by Edo, which is a proposal for the next protocol after Delphi (see the announcement of Edo here: Announcing the Edo Release!). The release candidate also contains Edo itself as well as its daemons (baker, endorser and accuser) so that you can test it easily.
We have also spawned a test network for Edo, named Edonet, that replaces Ebetanet, which was a test network for a beta version of Edo. The release candidate contains the necessary configuration to join Edonet: just configure your node with
tezos-node config init --network edonet .
This release candidate will be released as version 8.0 if no critical bug is found. We invite you to test it and to report any issue at https://gitlab.com/tezos/tezos/-/issues, whether you encounter them on Edonet or Mainnet.
Full changelog and update instructions are available in the release page of version 8: http://tezos.gitlab.io/releases/version-8.html The Git tag for this release is
v8.0-rc2 and the corresponding commit hash is