So all important things in the 1.3 queue are done now, only testing and fixing bugs left.
I’m sketching the refactor process for 1.4 — what I have to throw out, what to rewrite and what to keep. Porting to Qt4 is a major change because of MVC and cross-thread signals. The code will become much more lightweight as a result. A major speedup of chat code is planned as well, many intermediate steps will be removed.
For the 1.3 — don’t get all excited about it yet, but the open beta is close, very close.