As promised last week, yesterday afternoon osTicket 1.7.1-RC1 was released. This is a release candidate for developer and enthusiasts to try out before 1.7.1ST is released. This release is not recommended for production enviornments! I've been informed that since this is a incremental update that the release cycle will be short as they continue to push towards the 1.8 release.
There are a slew of bug fixes as well as new features and expanding of current features: