When is the release of the new Lightroom 6?
No one knows!
Is it possible to have a testversion of LR 5 (without creative cloud) till the new release of LR?
It is possible to have a 30-day free trial of LR 5 without Creative Cloud
This morning an Adobe raw engineer Eric Chan replied to some “when will my camera be supported” questions with the answer that they are working on it, but it will be a while before the next release.
To me that suggests the new camera support won’t be released in ACR 8.8/LR 5.8 updates, but rather the it will be in ACR 9 and LR 6, but those aren’t nearly ready, yet, due to other issues probably unrelated to new camera support, but I could be wrong.
Look at the last few replies on page 11 of this thread: