The latest stable and unstable releases for OpenNMS landed this week. Please use your install method of choice to upgrade. We are now on a two month cycle for releases, the last one being in October and the next one being in February. It is my sincere hope that the February release includes 1.7.90, the 1.8 release candidate, but with the holidays approaching I’m not 100% sure we’ll make it. Once 1.7.90 is out I expect two week release cycles until 1.8 is ready.
Version 1.6.8 includes a number of bug fixes and small features. One of the coolest things, in my opinion, is an easy installer. While I find OpenNMS simple to install, there are a couple of little things one has to do in order to get it up and running. We decided it would be cool to help automate or at least assist people with that process.
Version 1.7.8 is the next release in our march toward 1.8. More code was added and cleaned up, as well as a number of bugs fixed. I would definitely not use 1.7 in production unless you are very experienced with OpenNMS, but feel free to use it on a development system to see what were working on for 1.8.