In preparation of the final release of LedgerSMB 1.8, the release branch has been created for a period of stabilization. In order to release the most stable version released by the project ever released, a preview version was published earlier today: 1.8.0-beta1.
Users are encouraged to download the Docker images (tag: ledgersmb/ledgersmb:1.8) or the tarball (https://download.ledgersmb.org/f/Beta%20Releases/1.8.0-beta1/) for evaluation purposes. Bugreports either in response to this mail or as GitHub issues are highly appreciated!
The 1.8 release shifts away from HTTP Basic authentication, using encrypted cookies instead. This eliminates the popup authentication dialog on expired sessions. Additionally, does it provide a broader range of settings for outgoing e-mail and has support been added to upload logos and other files which can be used in downloadable documents.
Please test LedgerSMB 1.8.0-beta1 with your use-cases (but not in production) and report any issues you're experiencing so they can be fixed before the final 1.8.0 release!