Release today, right on bi-weekly schedule. Rather startled at the size of the changelog for this one; along with the direct mode guard, it adds support for OS X Mavericks, Android 4.3/4.4, and fixes numerous bugs.
Posted another question in the survey, http://git-annex-survey.branchable.com/polls/2013/roadmap/.
Spun off git-repair as an independant package from git-annex. Of course, most of the source code is shared with git-annex. I need to do something with libraries eventually..