Bndtools and bnd Release 7.0.0 has been out for a week now so we can declare my first release a success! It is true that my already significant admiration for BJ has increased, it is a lot of work!
You can find the release notes here: Changes in 7.0.0 · bndtools/bnd Wiki · GitHub
All artifacts are uploaded to Maven Central and the P2 repos are on JFrog. The current build is for 7.1.0-SNAPSHOT now.