It's been a long time since the release of 4.3 of Self. I was hoping that 4.4 would be out of the way quickly, as a stepping stone towards getting Self really moving. It took longer than I wanted, and I think we're at the point where we should bite the bullet and release.
I've uploaded a release candidate to the website. The VM is the same build as we've been using in the betas. The snapshot was built from the latest source on Github.
Unless it's catastrophic, any remaining issues will be noted and added to the bug tracker for version 4.5. The aim is to rebadge this release as 4.4 in about a week or so.
We should have a conversation soon about what the future of Self should look like. In particular I'd love to hear from anyone who wants to help out - or just scratch their own itch.