Drupal.org on one side, and Dries Buytaert on the other, made the great news that will make Drupalists everywhere if not happy, at least curious or excited.
Drupal 8.4.0, the next minor release of Drupal 8, will be ready for the use of all Drupal enthusiasts, Wednesday, October 4, 2017.
The actual release will be preceded by an alpha phase to be available Monday, 31 July 2017, followed by a beta release Monday, 14 August and finally by an RC period starting on September 4.
Developers and Drupal enthusiasts may start experiencing with Drupal 8.4.x as soon as the release is live.
To find out more about this release, also check the drupal.org official statement!