Phase 8 reaches the end of development with the release of 8.1 .
It is true that most efforts have already been shifted to Phase 9. However, some test code was written to enable map directed default skin choices, and for stability and utility test purposes this has been placed into 8.1, along with the Short Sunderland [yes, yes… I know we said no more a/c in P8, but oh well…].
A fair number of irritating bugs have been solved, additionally. Therefore, please all update when you can. P81 is ready to go….