LSST Science Pipeline release version 18.0.0 now available

Version 18.0.0 of the LSST Science Pipeline is now available. Extensive documentation including installation instructions, release notes, and scientific characterization are available at:

This release offers native binary packages for recent releases of RHEL and MacOS which will speed up installation times for many users. Major changes in functionality and/or interfaces are listed here:

Many thanks to @KSK, @jsick, and @swinbank for the support provided during the release preparation, and to all DM people that contributed to the release content.