XRootD is a distributed, scalable system for low-latency file access. It is the primary data access framework for the high-energy physics community, and the backbone of EOS project.
In this contribution we (briefly) discuss the most important new features introduced in year 2017 including: support for systemd socket inheritance, XrdSsi, Caching Proxy v2, support for local files and redirections and extreme copy. Also, we report on the most important bugfixes and enhancements to the
client. Finally, we give an overview of the plans for the year 2018.