The next version will be Almond 2.0, the first prototype that uses our latest dialogue technology. Almond 2.0 will be released in the fall. In preparation for the 2.0 release, we're working on Almond 1.99, a prerelease that uses our latest technology.
Almond 1.99 is only a development version, and will be released exclusively on our development server, as well as tagged on GitHub. The new version uses a new NLP model, which has a significantly reduced set of available skills. Users who rely on Almond for day to day usage (e.g. Home Assistant) should stick to the current stable versions until Almond 2.0 is released.
Note: our development server is running unstable code, and is only suitable for testing. Performance is not representative of the final release. Data stored on the Almond development server might be lost at any time, and it might be accessible in cleartext by developers. Do not use the development server for valuable or private data.