Alpha 7 is just around the corner and the first major changes with the build are getting wrapped up now and done with testing. Crew skills have now been streamlined into just want is fully applicable.
For instance the Flight crew now only displays the skills they directly used. Previously repair was used with flight crew members to not "break" equipment as quickly but this simply led to more confusion thus the simplification.
The mechanic skills have been streamlined as well and new skills added specifically for fixing armor and storing energy in the engine room. This should reduce the over use of just the "repair" skill when performing actions.
New tooltips have been added to help aid with this as well.