In time for the TEI members meeting starting tomorrow, I am glad to say that release 1.8.0 of the TEI Guidelines is now available. I append below the release notes. Nothing very dramatic this time, but the TEI Council has been working on resolving quite a few interesting proposals, so more can expected after Christmas.
You can find 1.8.0 on Sourceforge at http://tei.sourceforge.net/,
online at http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/en/html/index.html,
in Roma, and as Debian packages at http://tei.oucs.ox.ac.uk/teideb/.
This release has the usual set of small fixes to the reference part of the Guidelines, fixes to the build tools, and associated updates to the processing stylesheets. The examples in French for most elements (thanks Jean-Luc Benoit and the French I18N team from AFNOR) are now merged into the Guidelines and visible in the documentation.
The table below lists other changes which affect generated schemas.
add @status to <elementSpec>, <classSpec>, and <macroSpec>
make <idno> permit macro.xtext
add data.point as datatype for @points on <zone>
make model of glyph consistent with that of char
add <gb> (gathering break)
add <figure> to att.typed
multiple values for @evidence
add model.egLike to content for <cit>
add <argument> to model.titlepagePart