Cucumber-JVM 1.2.5 was released on the 9th of Sept 2016. The
release notes
have all the details.

The most notable improvement in this release is fixes for several Java 8 related bugs.
I'd like to personally thank Björn Rasmusson, Alexander Torstling, Michael Wilkerson,
Richard Bradley, David Kowis and the numerous other people who have contributed
one way or another to improving the Java 8 support.

14 months is too long

The release frequency for Cucumber-JVM has been roughly 2-6 months up until version 1.2.4.
Then, there was a 14 months delay before 1.2.5 was released. That is way too long.

This long delay is due to a combination of factors: I've been the bottleneck for
merging pull requests, and I've had a busy year, both professionally and in my private life. Björn Rasmusson and David Kowis have been a tremendous help, but it still doesn't scale.

I expect this to improve in the next few months, for a couple of reasons.

First, my new role in Cucumber Ltd is to focus more time and effort on open source
(and less on running our business).

Second, we've made a new
contributing guide that should
remove some of bottlenecks by giving contributors the "commit bit" as soon as they
have one pull request accepted by another committer.