10-11-2010 06:04 AM - edited 10-11-2010 06:05 AM
A - Nobody "officially" nows if the next release will be called "8.0". It could be called 7.6.. or anything else.
B - It first has to go thru an Alpha/Beta/RTM cycle. and right now there are no beta's happening and no dates announced for one to start. They typically take 4 to 6 weeks once started.