The TEI Consortium has released the TEI P5 Guidelines version 2.8.0 (Codename: Winking Petrarca). This release includes new elements and recommendations for the description of correspondence and resolves many community-submitted bugs and feature requests.
Our release technician was Raffaele Viglianti (Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, UMD). Raff’s work has produced possibly the quickest release in TEI history, with able assistance from members of the TEI Council, especially James Cummings and Martin Holmes, and with help from former Council member Sebastian Rahtz.
All are encouraged to report bugs and make feature requests for changes to the Guidelines via theSourceForge site http://tei.sf.net/. This is how the Council knows what aspects of the Guidelines need working on, and we cannot do without your input! The software of the TEI Consortium such as the Stylesheets and Roma are managed on GitHub at https://github.com/TEIC/. Any software issues should be reported there. The updated version of the TEI Guidelines is available from all the usual places (such as the TEI website http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/en/html/index.html and the SourceForge site <http://tei.sf.net/>). Sebastian Rahtz has released version 7.34.0 of the TEI Stylesheets (available at https://github.com/TEIC/Stylesheets). The oxygen-tei package and TEI debian packages have been updated separately and may be downloaded from https://sourceforge.net/projects/tei/files/. The TEI P5 version 2.8.0 release notes are below, and are also available at http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/readme-2.8.0.html.