Now it’s a good time to help testing the 5.1 branch nightly builds (“jenkins” testing builds) from https://kicad-downloads.s3.cern.ch/index.html?prefix=windows/testing/5.1/ to find crashes and push the release further in the future
This time there will be a RC (release candidate) and a freezing period first to make sure there won’t be any newly introduced problems when the final release is tagged a bit later. In the past one release had to be skipped because a new critical bug crept in unnoticed with last moment changes. Now there won’t be last moment changes unless (older) critical bugs are found and fixed within the freezing period. But this means that the RC still needs testing to make sure there aren’t critical bugs, so go ahead and try.