I am pleased to inform you that OCCT 6.9.0 is ready for public beta testing.
We invite you to test this beta version in your applications. If you have reported some issues in bug tracker, please check those with Verified status -- we assume they are fixed, and will appreciate to see your comments in the notes of the issue. If you detect a regression, please report it as soon as possible.
Use the commit tagged "V6_9_0_beta1" in the Git repository for this testing. Note that internal beta testing was started a bit earlier, at the version designated by tag "V6_9_0_beta" (set on April 7th); please do not mix these two tags. (The lag with public announce was caused by delay in preparation of Release Notes.) If you do not have direct access to the repository, you may download the archive of sources from GitWeb (just click on the "snapshot" link).
For details on the content of the 6.9.0 release and porting guidelines, see draft Release Notes.
The final release of 6.9.0 should come by the end of April or first week of May, depending on the feedback we obtain from beta testing. Your input is always welcome! Immediately after release of 6.9.0 we are going to focus closely on version 7.0.