Today, Tuesday 16 September 2014, the TEI Consortium has released TEI P5 Guidelines version 2.7.0 (Codename: NinianTheEnlightener). This release introduces some additional recommendations (for example on text directionality) significant corrections to bugs, many publicly submitted feature requests, and especially inconsistencies of all sorts.
This release was done jointly by two release technicians: Elli Mylonas (Brown University) and Syd Bauman (Northeastern University). Although our release procedure documentation is very detailed (see http://www.tei-c.org/Activities/Council/Working/tcw22.xml), this release raised yet more possible clarifications which will be fed into this documentation for future release technicians. The minor problems were encountered during the release were overcome easily with the fortitude and perseverance we expect in our the release technicians and with the dedicated help of other members of your fully-elected TEI Technical Council, especially with the help of Martin Holmes, Hugh Cayless, and Peter Stadler.
As always, please do report bugs and make feature requests for changes to the Guidelines (via theSourceForge site <http://tei.sf.net/>) since this is how the TEI Guidelines continue to improve. The software of the TEI Consortium such as the Stylesheets and Roma are managed on GitHub at https://github.com/TEIC/Stylesheetsand any issues with those should be reported there. The updated version of the TEI Guidelines are available from all the usual places (such as the TEI websitehttp://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/en/html/index.html and theSourceForge site <http://tei.sf.net/>). The oxygen-tei package and TEI debian packages will be updated in due course separately. The TEI P5 version 2.7.0 release notes are below, but also available at http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/readme-2.7.0.html.
Chair, TEI Technical Council