as time flies by, we are closing in on the 2017.10 release. I just created the release branch  and with it the first release candidate , and from this moment on we are in feature freeze.
The targeted release date for 2017.10 is Okt 25th (next Wednesday).
As usual, we use an issue in the "RIOT-OS/Release-Specs" repository for tracking and synchronizing on the final release testing efforts . Any help here is highly appreciated! If unclear, please feel free to contact me (or the mailing list or post in the issue directly).
Also, I created the template for the release notes . Same here: please feel free to fill the list.
Happy testing and thanks for all the work that has already been put into this release!
 https://github.com/RIOT-OS/RIOT/releases/tag/2018.01-devel  https://github.com/RIOT-OS/RIOT/releases/tag/2017.10-RC1  https://github.com/RIOT-OS/Release-Specs/issues/47  http://piratepad.net/49RLasqxGS