Hey there, apologies for taking ages!
I've had to juggle priorities and this is what they look like at the moment:
1) deliver Kickstarter: Alchemist, Wizard and Magus are due to ship this month and next
2) update Max Gen, FAUST and Pure data targets with some new features
3) publish new, official OWL firmware release
These might all look like different things but they are in fact closely related!
The Kickstarter devices are based on the new OpenWare firmware, which has a bunch of new features and all round good stuff.
On that end, there are a few loose ends to tie up, in particular a new MIDI-based bootloader that needs to be completed and tested.
Once that is done a beta-release will be made available for OWL users. Because, yes, the next OWL firmware will (most likely) also be built on OpenWare.
The new firmware features then need to have support added in the different target languages. And along with that we will publish an official OWL firmware release.
So while the new products that we are creating have taken some time and resources away from bug fixing and improvements on the old/current OWL firmware, the flip side of that is that we have been able to focus our efforts on the new OpenWare firmware, which will hugely benefit all OWL users once we get a release out.
In parallel to this we are also doing some web updates, more news on that coming very soon.