We continue to narrow in on the 9.0 release. CR2 addresses about two dozen issues since CR1. Use maven or our downloads page. The final release should be ready in about one more week. Please let us know if you find any critical issues in CR2.
The 9.1 release effort has also begun, so if there are any issues that are a high priority for you, please vote or comment on them.
Thanks again for all of the community support,