The Blender Foundation and online developer community are proud to present Blender 2.78, released September 30th 2016! This release aims to be a very stable one, so that developers can focus better on Blender 2.8 work. Here are some of the highlights:
Spherical Stereo images rendering support for VR
Grease Pencil is now a full 2D drawing & animation tool!
Viewport Rendering improvements
New Freehand curves drawing over surfaces!
Bendy Bones, powerful new options for B-Bones
Alembic support: import/export basic operators
Cloth Physics: new Dynamic Base Mesh and Simulation Speed option
New Add-ons, individual preferences, Python APIs changes, and a lot of new & updated add-ons!
Many more features, improvements and the usual huge bug-fixes list.