We have been working on a number of interesting features. Typically, the way these get released is that we cut a release branch from the master branch and work on stabilizing it to get to a release. However, at this time we feel the master branch is a bit too fluid to stabilize just yet. At the same time, there are a number of new features that are less risky and would provide a benefit to the community via an official release. So, what we have decided to do is to release them in a different way.