5 Releases: Go 1.8 Release Candidate 1

Thank you to everyone who has helped to test Go 1.8 so far.

We still need more people to test, especially on production workloads.

Your help is invaluable.

Report any problems using the issue tracker:

https://golang.org/issue/new

If you have Go installed already, the easiest way to try go1.8rc1

is by using this tool:

https://godoc.org/golang.org/x/build/version/go1.8rc1

You can download binary and source distributions from the usual place:

https://golang.org/dl/#go1.8rc1

To find out what has changed in Go 1.8, read the draft release notes:

https://beta.golang.org/doc/go1.8

Documentation for Go 1.8 is available at:

https://beta.golang.org/

Our goal is to release the final version of Go 1.8 on February 1st.

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