Thanks!Looks good, you have really made the best of Game Maker 8, when can we expect a release date?
The project is progressing a bit slower right now, as I'm distributing my free time over studying, working on this project and a game. At this moment I'm focusing more on my game than this project, but next week I'll return back to this one. As to when we'll see a public download, I'm not sure, but I will release it once I feel like it has enough functionality and is optimized well enough.
Before the first proper public release I'll make an earlier release (which might still have bugs here and there, and might lack polish at places) so that people who want to start making programs for it can have a few games/software done before the release. The OS will have a built-in software center where you can download community programs and additional "official" software that are not included in the OS.