On Sunday, 26th October the Anope project announces the release of release candidate 1 of their new stable branch, version 1.8 of their widely used IRC services package.
The announcement on their website also mentions that “Apart from updates to language files there are no changes since the last development release (1.7.24).”
However, all users of the last stable release, 1.6.5, should prepare to test the new version since they plan to stop supporting it when 1.8 becomes final.
A detailed changelog can be found here.
Thanks to Chaz & Viper for the tip!