That's impressive, I was hoping Rocky with their resources would be the first but I guess Alma has more resources.
I seen this on the Rocky Forum - from two days ago
We generally don’t give an ETA for minor version releases. I generally strive to have them within a week to the community. We’ve ran into a few snags while building out 8.6. However, as I type this message, we are producing 8.6 images to hand off to the testing team to evaluate and report back issues. In particular, with the likes new modules such as log4j and new streams of php (8.0) and perl (5.32).
If I had to guess, we may have a release sometime this weekend or starting next week as we also continue to work on Rocky 9.