update release notes for 1.8
diff --git a/src/site/markdown/release-notes/1.8.0.md b/src/site/markdown/release-notes/1.8.0.md
index a9c8448..5d81c64 100644
--- a/src/site/markdown/release-notes/1.8.0.md
+++ b/src/site/markdown/release-notes/1.8.0.md
@@ -8,6 +8,24 @@
 *   The HTTPClient 4.x based transport has been upgraded to use the APIs supported
     by the latest HTTPClient version.
 
+*   Because of the HTTPClient 4.x changes and also JAX-WS changes in the 1.7.x 
+    series, users are strongly encouraged to update their axis2.xml. 
+
+*   JSON support now includes Moshi as an alternative to GSON. The JSON
+    documentation now includes a JSON and Spring Boot userguide with a WAR
+    application demonstrating Spring Security with tokens. Many bug fixes
+    in general. Any future growth of Axis2 depends on how well the community 
+    responds to the increasing focus on JSON. 
+
+*   Source control is now via Git and GitHub: https://github.com/apache/axis-axis2-java-core
+
+*   Logging is now via Apache Log4j 2 instead of 1.x. A large focus this release has
+    been on modernizing dependencies. Github Dependabot is handling this now 
+    automatically.
+
+*   As explained in the Spring userguide, Spring inside the AAR is no longer supported.
+    The rest of the Spring support is unchanged.
+
 *   To improve dependency management, the data binding JARs have been split to
     separate the code required at build time from the code required at runtime:
     *   `axis2-jibx` has been split into `axis2-jibx` and `axis2-jibx-codegen`.
@@ -17,3 +35,64 @@
         binding doesn't require any additional classes at runtime).
     *   There are no changes for ADB because the code was already split in
         previous Axis2 versions.
+
+
+<h2>        Bug
+</h2>
+<ul>
+<li>[<a href='https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AXIS2-4021'>AXIS2-4021</a>] -         AbstractHTTPSender: changes to the isAllowRetry flag have no effect
+</li>
+<li>[<a href='https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AXIS2-4602'>AXIS2-4602</a>] -         JAX-WS MTOM issue
+</li>
+<li>[<a href='https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AXIS2-5052'>AXIS2-5052</a>] -         Unable to send compressed message!!
+</li>
+<li>[<a href='https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AXIS2-5301'>AXIS2-5301</a>] -         Axis2 MTOM client outof memory error when downloading file from service
+</li>
+<li>[<a href='https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AXIS2-5694'>AXIS2-5694</a>] -         axis2 reading DataHandler in client ws causing: DataHandler.getorg.apache.axiom.om.OMException: java.io.IOException: Attempted read on closed stream.
+</li>
+<li>[<a href='https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AXIS2-5748'>AXIS2-5748</a>] -         axis2-metadata: Compilation failure: unmappable character for encoding UTF-8
+</li>
+<li>[<a href='https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AXIS2-5761'>AXIS2-5761</a>] -         Request for removal of dependency of commons-httpclient 3.1 on Apache Axis2 
+</li>
+<li>[<a href='https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AXIS2-5796'>AXIS2-5796</a>] -         java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError AFTER successful build
+</li>
+<li>[<a href='https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AXIS2-5827'>AXIS2-5827</a>] -         axis2-wsdl2code-maven-plugin shouldn&#39;t use Log4j
+</li>
+<li>[<a href='https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AXIS2-5856'>AXIS2-5856</a>] -         Wrong null checker
+</li>
+<li>[<a href='https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AXIS2-5893'>AXIS2-5893</a>] -         test.wsdl not found in ServiceClientTest::testWSDLWithImportsFromZIP
+</li>
+<li>[<a href='https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AXIS2-5919'>AXIS2-5919</a>] -         WSDL2Java not working properly when using jaxbri and WSDL with faults
+</li>
+<li>[<a href='https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AXIS2-5952'>AXIS2-5952</a>] -         File.mkdir() may fail and cause crash.
+</li>
+<li>[<a href='https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AXIS2-5966'>AXIS2-5966</a>] -         Axis2 1.8.0-SNAPSHOT fix did not work for JDK 11
+</li>
+</ul>
+        
+<h2>        New Feature
+</h2>
+<ul>
+<li>[<a href='https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AXIS2-5994'>AXIS2-5994</a>] -         Update woodstox-core-asl to woodstox-core
+</li>
+</ul>
+        
+<h2>        Improvement
+</h2>
+<ul>
+<li>[<a href='https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AXIS2-5661'>AXIS2-5661</a>] -         Axis2 1.6.2 @ Websphere 8.5 emits NumberFormatException intermittently.
+</li>
+<li>[<a href='https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AXIS2-5785'>AXIS2-5785</a>] -         Submit &#39;axis2-xsd2java-maven-plugin&#39; for consideration
+</li>
+<li>[<a href='https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AXIS2-5884'>AXIS2-5884</a>] -         Change parameter &quot;Description&quot; to lower-case for service.xml.
+</li>
+<li>[<a href='https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AXIS2-5993'>AXIS2-5993</a>] -         Upgrade logging to log4j v2.x
+</li>
+</ul>
+    
+<h2>        Test
+</h2>
+<ul>
+<li>[<a href='https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AXIS2-5895'>AXIS2-5895</a>] -         JAXWSCodeGenerationEngine extension is incomplete
+</li>
+</ul>
diff --git a/src/site/site.xml b/src/site/site.xml
index 0a78968..898f57c 100644
--- a/src/site/site.xml
+++ b/src/site/site.xml
@@ -48,6 +48,7 @@
                 <item name="1.6.3" href="release-notes/1.6.3.html"/>
                 <item name="1.6.4" href="release-notes/1.6.4.html"/>
                 <item name="1.7.0" href="release-notes/1.7.0.html"/>
+                <item name="1.8.0" href="release-notes/1.8.0.html"/>
             </item>
             <item name="Modules" href="modules/index.html" />
             <item name="Tools" href="tools/index.html" />