The release of Moodle 2.9 has brought with it minor releases of 2.6 through 2.8. Moodle 2.8.6, 2.7.8 and 2.6.11 were all released to the community, this marks the final release for the 2.6 branch while 2.7 will now receive security fixes only though is marked for Long Term Support by Moodle HQ.
Each releases’ notes can be found using the links below:
2.8.6 brings with it minor UI and functional changes such as better “reply by email” (clearing quoted materials) to keep forums clean, the ability to uninstall repositories, improved help in using the Lesson mod, and responsiveness to the message page.
The full release announcement is available here: https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=313322
Additionally, Marina Glancy posted a handy roadmap of future releases for Moodle which help to highlight support schedules and release dates. The next slated release to receive Long Term Support is Moodle 3.0 due this Winter 2015.