Just as planned our new release has arrived: It is my pleasure to announce that openHAB 2.5 has been published!
Please find the long long list of changes in the official release notes.
We have also published a blog post, which also includes a summary of the updates that happened on other components such as the apps and skills in the past weeks.
Many thanks to everybody who contributed to this release and thus made it possible!
The development version has now been switched to 3.0.0-SNAPSHOT now and bigger changes are afoot. I will provide a couple of further infos on how to proceed with 2.x vs. 3.x by the end of the year, so watch for further announcements.