As an agile development shop, Moodle HQ has several events in its development and release cycle. This coming Monday will start the code freeze in advance of the Quality Assurance, testing and final release of Moodle 2.8 according to Michael de Raadt [general developer forum post]. Interested in other other events within the cycle? You can read about them here: https://docs.moodle.org/dev/Process#Events_during_cycle
During the code freeze all focus will be on ensuring that the code already contributed and slated for the 2.8 release is properly vetted and working correctly. While new code won’t be introduced during the freeze, lots of work will occur on the code already contributed to make sure that Moodle 2.8 is as stable and ready for production as previous recent releases have been.
Moodle 2.8 is bringing a few new tricks to bear, you can look forward to the reply to forums by email, Gradebook reformatting and UX improvements, and a new report builder. The official list of functionality will be available once the code freeze is in effect, some development efforts will be in flux until then. If you’re scheduling your Fall around Moodle, don’t forget that QA starts October 13th and the 2.8 release is scheduled for November 10th. Moodle roadmap is available here: https://docs.moodle.org/dev/Roadmap#Moodle_2.8