It seems we haven't really been keeping up with these diaries. My apologies.
Flarum v1.8.0 has entered the QA stage, which implies that we're on feature freeze and we're internally testing the upcoming release. This also means we will be shipping v1.8.0 within the next 2 weeks.
Flarum v1.8.0 will be the last planned release for v1. After v1.8.0 work will start on v2.0.
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