Well in one sense, Oracle have managed to release a new Java version 7, but there are still some differences to solve to make the work go faster and smother.
Read more about the Java 7 ballot
and for the Java 8 ballot release.
One can clearly see that the fighting of lawyers are still going on for the license of Java. I hope they solve it and comes to an agrement so that the evolving of Java progresses faster, than it has since Java 5.
For history of previous Java releases, please read