As far as I know, there are no changes in the release schedule. Unfortunately, it's quite usual that release should wait for integration of some fixes.
Yes, we are here, lurking on the forum.
Corresponding OCCT issue has been created: https://tracker.dev.opencascade.org/view.php?id=29493
I will try to create a corresponding OCCT issue for that problem or investigate what is really expected in that case.