Version 3.0.0 Release Candidate #1 Released - internally becomes version 3.0.1
(Updated 3/4/23) Though initially released as v3.0.0rc1, the version was changed internally to v3.0.1 so the two versions (v2.7.x & v3.0.x) would mimic each other in minor version. This better identifies similarity in features between both branches. This will become apparent with the imminent release of a patch #1 to both v2.7.1 and (now) v3.0.1. There have been no issues noted with the v3 initial release.
Version 3.0.0rc1 or 'Obsolete Orangutans' is now available! We/ve removed support for obsolete PHP versions prior to v7.4. This version is functionally equivalent to v2.7.1! We strongly encourage all Exponent installations be upgraded to v2.7.1 as soon as practical! Once you upgrade and test your site against v2.7.1, you can then upgrade to this version.
As with all previous upgrades, we highly recommend you test your system and custom theme before upgrading a production server, especially if jumping over minor version numbers. An article about updating a custom theme can be found here. Several articles about upgrading can be found here.
The v3.0.0rc1 download is found here.