1.8 is now officially released We’ve got customers who have been running on it for over a year so the earlier functionality is pretty stable. The beta was released in April, and I've fixed a couple of bugs since then, and one new piece of functionality - markdown syntax for urls.
SLK 1.8 is supported on SharePoint 2010 and 2013, both Foundation and Server. There’s install documentation in the release zip file, but other than that all documentation is on my blog:
In addition to a load of bug fixes, the main changes are:
Turns urls into links in assignment descriptions.
Markdown support for urls in assignment descriptions.
Learner comments as well as instructor comments
Instructor comments box expands on focus
Show local time on lobby page
File upload dynamic check boxes & option to include original file
Unlimited number of submitted files - previously a limit of 5
Can edit previously submitted files before submitting
Site title only option in ALWP
Option to Hide points when using grades
IfEmpty column in ALWP
Sticky sort in ALWP
Open submitted files in OWA in same window
Option to not email instructors on submission
Added option to automatically check Email Learners box for new assignments
New placeholders for returned emails
Date Modifier Macros for ALWP
Fix XSS vulnerabilities in ALWP
ALWP to work in non-compatibility mode in IE
Custom Properties for assignments
Open Office documents in iPad Office Apps
Office Mix & Sway support
New build process for language packs
Language Pack Release
Any problems just report them on the CodePlex discussion page.