Drupal 7.17, a maintenance release with numerous bug fixes (no security fixes) is now available for download. See the Drupal 7.17 release notes for a full listing.
Upgrading your existing Drupal 7 sites is strongly recommended. There are no major new features in this release. For more information about the Drupal 7.x release series, consult the Drupal 7.0 release announcement.
Drupal 7.17 is a bug fix only release. The full list of changes between the 7.16 and 7.17 releases can be found by reading the 7.17 release notes. A complete list of all bug fixes in the stable 7.x branch can be found in the git commit log.
See the 7.17 release notes for details on important changes in this release.
In addition, Drupal 7.17 makes a change to the Update Manager module to allow Drupal.org to collect usage statistics for individual modules and themes, rather than only for entire projects. The usage statistics will remain anonymous. (For more information on how usage statistics are collected from your site, see the online handbook entry for the Update Manager module.)