This is a patch release for Deadline 7.0. It fixes a few important bugs that were discovered shortly after Deadline 7.0 was released.
A bug with how the Slaves updated their state in the database had a significant impact on database performance. In order to fix this bug, we had to change how the Slaves update their state, and as a result the Slave list in the Monitor will show that your Slaves are in an “Unknown” state until all your machines (Slaves, Monitors, Pulse, etc) are running Deadline 7.0.1. Once all machines are running the same version, the Slaves will appear properly in the Monitor again.
See the Deadline 188.8.131.52 User Manual for the full release notes.
Note that a 7.0 license is still required to run this version. If you have a license for Deadline 6.2 or earlier, you will need an updated license. In addition, the version of Draft that ships with Deadline 7 needs a new 1.2 license. If you have a license for Draft 1.1 or earlier, you will need an updated license.