Hey! I'm asie, and while I'm not an official certified OpenComputers developer, I contribute to the project from time to time. However, for a long time, I've had some types of patches in the pipeline that couldn't quite reach the upstream - fixes and changes like:
a screen renderer rewrite, with major performance boosts;
updates to JNLua and LuaJ, fixing bugs and significantly improving performance;
Lua 5.4.0 support.
For the purpose of testing these changes as a way to see if they are ready for mass adoption, I've created a fork of OpenComputers called OC-Staging. It is available right here to download. The more people give their feedback (even if it's as simple as "I've ran it on my server, no problems found!"), the sooner we can bring those changes and improvements to upstream - and also, free resources to working on more exciting changes!
To give feedback, please post in the feedback thread or report bugs on the issue tracker. You can also find me on the #oc IRC on EsperNet.