The release is planned in about 16 hours. So we will mostly concentrate on build and doctest fixes. 2.9.rc0 has a bunch of doctest failures related to calculus and number fields. Those will be fixed before the 2.9 final release.
The following releases are planned for the rest of the year:
- 2.9.1: chaired by Robert Miller, bug fixes, release planned about a week from now
- 2.9.2: chaired by Michael Abshoff, bug fixes, release planned about a week from now
2.9.2 will be the release we will distribute on DVD at the AMS meeting, so we are shooting hard for an excellent release.
Edit: There were some gremlins in this release which we are fixing right now. I also forgot to tag this post with Sage, so it didn't show up on Planet Sage yet.