I'm happy to announce the release of Pylint 1.8, along with Astroid 1.6!
This is going to be the last version that will work on Python 2. Starting with the next planned version, 2.0, we are going to support only Python 3.5+. 1.8 will most likely become a LTS release, with bug fixes backports until 2019-2020.
You can find more details about what's new in this release over here: https://pylint.readthedocs.io/en/latest/whatsnew/1.8.html
Thanks and enjoy! Claudiu & all the Pylint contributors