We have been incredibly pleased so far at the rate that the project is developing. At the time of writing this we are about 70% towards completing the IcarusMod 0.5 release, and 20% towards the 1.0 Release.
Over this weekend we are going to be setting up the development environment that the server will be running on and start alpha testing. The alpha testing will be open to our development and management team only mostly due to the fact that it will be a rather unstable setup and still undergoing significant changes.
We hope to have the 0.5 release finalized and possibly even the 1.0 release nearly done by around February 8th. As of February 8th we will be opening the actual network to a beta testing stage. This will be open to our developers, managers and other staff, along with 50 visitors. Due to it being a beta test, we will have applications and requirements to be a beta tester, and beta testers will also receive a forum tag to inform the world they were a beta tester, and will have access to a smaller test network where the dev team will work on new releases.
We are currently looking at somewhere between the 22nd of February and 1st of March as our full launch date, however this will depend on all the features we want implemented properly.
We are also still looking for a experienced PHP developer that can work with us and come on as a senior developer for our freedom network project. If you are interested, please do take a look at our previous post here: https://www.superior-networks.com/blog.php?id=28
As soon as Alpha testing is up and running and we have an idea on how well the server is running on a scale of normal to crashingly buggy I will give you an update here and via twitter.