The latest QuantLib release is version 1.10 (May 16th, 2017).
Source packages for all platforms are available from the SourceForge download page in a number of different formats. Compiling QuantLib requires a working Boost installation; Boost 1.43 or later is required, but a more recent version is suggested. Advanced users may want to configure the library with non-default settings.
Debian users can find the latest version of the different QuantLib packages in the "unstable" (a.k.a. "Sid") distribution; see the Debian site for a list of available packages. Ubuntu users can use Dirk Eddelbuettel's PPA. Other Linux distributions might also package the library; check your sources. Users not wanting to wait for the library to be packaged may acquire QuantLib from the SourceForge link above.