“whats new in grafana 8”

the answer ….
most 3rd party plugins no longer work!!!

to name a but a few
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Hi @gregsyoung

Moving forward with G8, all community plugins in the official plugin repository will need to be signed and validated.

It’s an ongoing process and designed to protect our users from malicious plugins. Those two plugins are actively maintained, so I imagine the authors will submit their work for re-publication.

Here’s the Redis Plugin author discussing the processs

Hope this clarifies things