Let’s do some release planning as is usual after a release. It’s been a bit quieter release than usual in terms of player feedback with mostly there being bug reports about the binding agents.
So I suggest we plan to have a 0.5.4.1 bug fix release in a couple of weeks, once hopefully the few major binding agent bugs are fixed:
As for 0.5.5, I think it should be also mostly a polishing up release as some people commented they’d rather see bug fixing than focus on new major features. I also held a poll for the VIP patrons who voted that they’d most like to see me fix various small issues that have been open for years.
I still think we should have some new features in the release. I suggest we try to get the organelle upgrades feature in (with at least one organelle being upgradeable for now, more can be upgradeable if gameplay design gets done). And maybe the chemoreseptor and signaling agent organelles (chemoreseptor requires the organelle upgrade feature to be done). Besides that I’ve already pushed back bug fixes that didn’t make it into previous releases to the 0.5.5 milestone, which already has 49 open issues:
As for the timing of the release, I think in about 2 months would be fine. That would be near the end of summer for many students, right (I saw many people saying they had finals last week)? Something like 14.8.2021 would be a rough release day for 0.5.5 And if the bug fixing for binding agents doesn’t get done, then 0.5.4.1 needs to be canceled and we can release all fixes we did get done along with 0.5.5.