I just tagged the new release. Get it at http://m4ri.sagemath.org or from http://bitbucket.org/m4ri/malb. We did not change that much but this release finally has our improvements from Sage Days 16 where we improved matrix elimination quite a bit.
While there is still some work to do (see the bump in the plots above), this release might be a first candidate where it makes sense to switch to LQUP/PLUQ by default for matrix elimination (e.g. in PolyBoRi).