A quick update on distro adoption status:
Debian unstable, Gentoo, Fedora devel and Arch GNU/Linux distributions provide their users with an up-to-date 0.8.0 package.
OS X users are covered as well: with Gentoo Prefix you can easily have either 0.8.0 or the current git version (-9999); same about Homebrew: just update and
brew install [--HEAD] openocd (where the optional –HEAD parameter tells it to build the current git version).
Thanks to everybody involved!