We know many of you are awaiting a release of OpenZeppelin Contracts with support for Solidity 0.8. Since this is a breaking change, we will be releasing a version 4.0 of Contracts, with a few other changes bundled in as well.
This is the timeline we’re aiming for:
19th22nd: Preview release (Beta). The goal of this preview is to gather feedback on a few changes that are somewhat big. There could be other preview releases during the next 2 weeks, based on the feedback we receive.
4th9th: Release candidate.
March 11thMatch 24th: Final release.
People who want to jump onto Solidity 0.8 sooner would be able to use the preview release starting next week. The only drawback is you may see some breaking changes over the course of the following weeks until the final release is out.