What is the current tentative date to initiate the press release announcing the publication of SystemVerilog 2009? December 30, 2009.
The response to ballot comments is almost finished, and there have been no big changes. So the draft available at the IEEE store is still a good guide to the near-term future of SystemVerilog. For example, there were no changes to the design enhancements.
Next up — SystemVerilog 2012.