Shall we have a Christmas release?
Yes we will have a Christmas release. Since the mxe package server is down until further notice
, we are unable to use our continuous integration tools to build the Windows executables. Instead, it will need to be done "old style", with someone compiling the game on a machine and releasing that. That someone will probably be me, using the msys2 compiler. Unfortunately msys2 doesn't do static compilations very well, so I will have to package a whole bunch of dlls with the exe, which may take some time. If I don't package all the dlls in the zip file, some users will report being unable to run the exe.
So, I will attempt a build by the end of the week, and once it appears can you please let me know if it works for you on your various platforms?
 I understand the maintainers of mxe will try to get a new package server up and running on s3 (Amazon), BUT this first requires the packages to be compiled for a suitable platform, such as debian, and that process takes over one hundred hours
, a truly gargantuan
task, so is unlikely to happen before Christmas. Hopefully they come up with something at least by the new year...