We encourage everyone to try the current version now that we have updated our public servers and eliminated the cause of this offline/online behavior. At least our in-house tests show that everything should be working now. Your feedback is important for us.
The next version (6.9) is almost ready for public beta. We had to delay it a bit because of the recently found issues with the server software - I mean that online/offline issue in the neighboring thread. Those should be fixed on the server within a couple of days although the program itself will also require a fix - but we'll include that fix in the version 6.9 since we are releasing it soon anyway.