We haven't posted in awhile so I thought I would give anyone who cares a quick update. We are still working on EGv8, but we have not nailed down a date for v0.5. We are slowing down the development cycle for awhile due to busy project schedules at work.
A lot of new features have already been added to the svn repository. Feel free to download the latest source and test it out. We don't guarantee any stability on that code, so you may want to wait. We have to finish nailing down exactly which features will make it in v0.5. Once we have the road map in place I will post an update here.
In other EGv8 news, we may have a new artist. I know you love the artwork that we have, but there is definitely room for improvement. The new artist has already drawn up a few replacement frames and we love what we see. Hopefully she is motivated enough to continue. If not, I guess you are stuck with what we have.