Software updates ETAs

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Happy new year to all. I hope 2018 brings happiness and health to all of you.

On January 24th, 2018 we will reach 6 months since the availability of Version 2.0 of SmartSDR. Yep, it's been half a year.
I understand we do not get a road map anymore and that FRS is busy working on the new hardware but software upgrades are beneficial to all and therefore my inquiry.

My questions is, can FRS (Gerald) put forth any type of statement about what is in store for us in the realm of SmartSDR updates? Are we looking at 1, maybe 2 updates a year? Maybe quarterly releases?

I am not asking for specifics dates or content (I would love to get those but I understand the new policy). I just want to know what, if any and approximately when, (no commitments) if ever, we will be getting something (anything).
Are any of the things on the works noise reduction, improvements on TX or GUI related?
Maybe something completely different = Mind Blown stuff?
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The current version of SmartSDR under development, v2.1 has been delayed because it is the initial version that will support the new 6400 and 6600 radios along with the PGXL amplifier.  Normally there wouldn't be this length of time between minor releases.  As Steve has indicated before, our objective is to provide software releases more frequently in the future.  

As far as what is planned, we have some really cool ideas for new features that will benefit all FLEX-6000s, but at the moment, since we are TOTALLY focused on getting SmartSDR v2.1 released, we have not committed any particular feature to a particular 2.x release.  Until we can scope the feature and are at a point that we have a high confidence level that it will be successful, we are not going to discuss them publicly so that expectations are managed appropriately.

To date, we have only committed publicly to the MultiClient Access feature for SmartSDR v2 which will allow multiple SmartSDR clients being operated by different people (or the same person) access to the same radio hardware.