Dear all, Hope this email finds you well. I am aware that the project has been dormant for quite some time, and a lot of you have been asking about the state of the project. Rest assured that Shelter as a project will continue, and I am writing to share with you some updates about the project. First of all, I would like to announce that Shelter now has a custom F-Droid repository, available at <https://fdroid.typeblog.net>. Shelter APKs downloaded from this repository is built and signed by me, and will be updated much faster than the version on the official F-Droid repository. The custom F-Droid repository was created mostly to allow users of the Google Play version of Shelter to switch away from Google Play without having to re-install Shelter. Such a need has been growing since Shelter 1.6, where we implemented File Shuttle support for Android 11+ but only available on non-Google Play channels. From now on, you can access the full version of Shelter signed with my signature via the custom F-Droid repository. This also means that it is now much easier for me to release development versions of Shelter. Right now, the development preview of Shelter 1.7 has already been released on my custom F-Droid repository. You can access the development version by manually selecting the latest development version to install in the F-Droid app, after adding my custom F-Droid repository. Please note that the development version is not what F-Droid installs by default, so you have to choose the version manually in the "Versions" section. Shelter 1.7 will be mainly about improving user experience and refactoring old code. At this moment, the biggest update is the complete revamp of the initial setup process. Instead of one big dialog with several paragraphs of warning, Shelter now guides the user through the setup process with a friendlier setup wizard. This allows a much better description of how Shelter works and what to be aware of, which hopefully will be less confusing than the previous setup dialog. In addition, it is now made very obvious through the setup wizard that the user needs to click on an notification to finish the setup process. The revamp means that we now need i18n translation for all of the new text in the setup wizard. The new setup wizard in the current development version is only available in English for now. If possible, please try out the new version, including the new setup wizard, and feel free to contribute translation to your language via the Weblate interface. The development of the 1.7 version is not yet complete. There is still a lot of code to refactor, and a lot of UX to improve. I am not yet sure what exactly will end up in the 1.7 release cycle. My pending tasks also include a revamp of the README document and the F-Droid description page of Shelter to make them clearer, and I will possibly also make a website dedicated to Shelter. I would like to express my thankfulness again to all of you for your continued support. Shelter would not become what it is today without you. Sincerely, Peter.