ROOT pre-production release 5.17/08

The pre-production release of ROOT 5.17/08 is now available.
This will be the last development version for 5.17. We release it before Christmas to give a
chance to the major collaborations to test their frameworks in the coming few weeks. Our plan is to make a production release 5.18 on January 16.
Between now and the production release in January, no new developments will be introduced, only possible bug fixes. We encourage the maximum number of people to test this version 5.17/08 and report potential problems to us as soon as possible . In case you are upgrading from version 5.14, please read the releases notes of version 5.16 in addition to the release notes of this new version.