First of all, congratulations to the Joomla project for launching the latest version of their open source content management system Joomla version 1.7 today.
We at StackIdeas are ready for this and rest assured our components EasyBlog and EasyDiscuss are all set for Joomla 1.7, natively.
All Joomla users are advised to download this latest version because according to Mark Dexter from the Joomla Production Leadership Team, a great deal of work has been done to ensure security of this CMS and upgrading from Joomla 1.5 or 1.6 is crucial in maintaining site security.
The folks at the Joomla project were thoughtful enough to make the transition process smooth with a one-click upgrade. So, if you haven't got the latest version, you download it HERE.