version in VCS is newer than in repository, is it time to upload?

package:
vala-mode-el
severity:
normal
created:
2019-10-05
last updated:
2020-04-06

vcswatch reports that this package seems to have a new changelog entry (version 0.1-8, distribution UNRELEASED) and new commits in its VCS. You should consider whether it's time to make an upload.

Here are the relevant commit messages:
commit 83533d19d79e35d52b80401277aec06ab5d20d49
Merge: ca997f5 0bf924a
Author: Nicholas D Steeves <nsteeves@gmail.com>
Date:   Sat Oct 5 11:58:23 2019 -0400

    Merge remote-tracking branch 'origin/dk-update-maintainer'

commit 0bf924af0e063fb6caf649f5a1e2769cf49d2676
Author: David Krauser <david@krauser.org>
Date:   Fri Oct 4 13:56:40 2019 -0400

    Update maintainer email address to debian-emacsen@lists.debian.org