This release is mostly backward compatible, but some APIs are marked deprecated now and will be removed for the next release. Most noteworthy:
Thanks to all the people who found bugs, sent patches, spread the word, helped each other on the mailing-list and made this release possible. You are awesome :) Really, you are.
I hope the following (alphabetically sorted) list is complete. If you miss your name on that list (or want your name removed) please tell me.
Adam R. Smith, Alexey Borzenkov, ‘apheage’, ‘BillMa’, Brandon Gilmore, Branko Vukelic, Damien Degois, David Buxton, Duane Johnson, Frank Murphy, Ian Davis, Itamar Nabriski, ‘iurisilvio’, Jeff Nichols, Jeremy Kelley, ‘joegester’, Jonas Haag, ‘Karl’, ‘Kraken’, Kyle Fritz, ‘m35’, ‘masklinn’, reddit, Santiago Gala, Sean M. Collins, ‘Seth’, Sigurd Høgsbro, Stuart Rackham, Sun Ning, Tomás A. Schertel, Tristan Zajonc, ‘voltron’ and Wieland Hoffmann
These changes may break compatibility with previous versions.
This is an incomplete list of new features and improved functionality.