We are starting the run-up to Version 2.9, and hope to tag it before the end of the year. A few things that will happen as we prepare for this release include:
* Removal of @deprecated functionality
* Clean up and paring down of example earth files and applications
* Adding more header comments and updating documentation
Please note that this will be the final release in which MP is the default terrain engine. REX will become the new default terrain engine after 2.9. This does not affect most users and hopefully the transition will be seamless. MP will remain in the repo but you won't see any further development for it.
As usual, thanks for your support, and especially your efforts helping us test before the release!