Most kakoune packages provided by distros are based on the release version, as this has the strongest guarantee on stability and is more suitable to something in an official repository.
I know a lot of people here build the latest git version, or even uses a custom-hacked version of kakoune. But installing kakoune through a package manager certainly has many desirable benefits, too, and is the recommended way for new-comers and casual users.
The current latest release of kakoune is v2020.01.16, which is already half year behind.
During the last half year, kakoune has evolved and become (even) better, and I think it would be desirable to bring these changes to (more) people through a new release. Besides, publishing a release is also a good way for the community to reflect the works done and plan for the future. So I wonder if the next release of kakoune is on the schedule? And if it is, what would be its highlights?