Version 8.0 has just been released.
It contains the new protocol environment (V1) required by Edo, the current protocol proposal. It also contains Edo itself as well as its daemons (baker, endorser and accuser), and the configuration to join Edonet, a test network for Edo.
Version 8.0 also contains general improvements to the node, client and daemons. Among others, the node features a new heuristic to better detect when the node is synchronized with its peers, a better behavior on exit, and some memory usage improvements.
Note that this is the first released version of Tezos that requires the Rust compiler to compile from sources. Indeed, the new protocol environment uses some Rust libraries. Instructions to install the Rust compiler can be found in the manual: https://tezos.gitlab.io/introduction/howtoget.html#install-rust
Full changelog and update instructions are available in the version 8 release page: http://tezos.gitlab.io/releases/version-8.html
The Git tag for this release is
v8.0 and the corresponding commit hash is
567be003173390a40d3bc267360deade3ef14d49 . Branch
latest-release now points to this new tag.