Last week, we tagged the first stable release of 1.7, marking the end of a far-too-long release cycle. We've made more than 50 improvements since the last stable version and are already working on 188.8.131.52.
To learn about new features in version 1.7, refer to the blog post about the 1.7 RC1 release.
As always, this release includes an assortment of bug fixes. Consult the CHANGELOG for further details, or see the full diff between this release and RC3.
As I said when we released RC3, I'm eager to resume work on script.aculo.us 2.0, which had its first beta release two months ago. But we've also got plenty planned for the next few versions of Prototype:
Array#map, and so on. We'll make sure these methods are up to spec so that we can implement them as proper polyfills when they don't exist in the browser — and use the native versions where they do exist.
Thanks to the many contributors who made this release possible!