The port to new engine has been completed for some time now, and I am busy adding features to 1.27.
There’s quite a list of new things, but I really need to go to bed before the sunrise, so for now I’ll only show you this one:
A campfire. Easily crafted and keeps predators away, at least up to a point. Also handy for drying clothes and getting warm in cold climates. Needs a lot of fuel to keep going. Beware of rain, and don’t throw snowballs or gunpowder into it :-)