Hi all, this email is to announce the release of Stendhal 0.89 and Marauroa 3.8.4.
Stendhal 0.89 features many new NPCs, mostly to produce, or offer via a quest, new food and drink items. There's been refactoring of drawing methods for map layers, refactoring of quests and NPCs to make the code easier for new contributors and some new client features. You can read about all the changes at http://arianne.sourceforge.net/game/stendhal.html#changes.
Marauroa 3.8.4 adds features for supporting a game test server sharing a database with a production game server. We're making use of this for Stendhal testing and if you want to try the same you can follow our guide at http://stendhalgame.org/wiki/Testserver_with_shared_database. For more changes please see marauroa's changelog at http://arianne.sourceforge.net/engine/marauroa.html#changes.
With friendly greetings,
kymara on behalf of the Arianne team.