The next update to Starbound, detailed in this post, will be delayed until at least this weekend, as per the word of Tiy, the Project Lead.
That said, look for the patch this weekend. Sorry, guys! It’ll be worth it, though.
— Starbound (@StarboundGame) January 21, 2014
This is likely due to the extensive changes coming to the game; in fact, that is the exact reason for the delay. There are a large number of changes coming in this patch, most importantly backwards compatibility with characters, meaning that there will be no more character wipes (though planet resets and wipes could still occur)
Patch is more or less done but it’s such a huge change to fundamental engine features were doing some internal testing before release
— Tiy (@Tiyuri) January 21, 2014
.ds_store issue affecting OSX 9.1 users (A bug where Finder created an invisible file called .ds_store in the player folder which caused the game to crash).
A number of character creation/selection screen crashes related to loading corrupted save files
An issue that could prevent the launcher from starting (MSVCRT.dll)
DirectX crash bug (303 bug)
Several memory leaks, including the slow-but-significant server memory leak a lot of people were experiencing and GUI memory leak
Fixed a crash bug related to GUI controls
Reduced memory load of FTL animation
.abc files with comments no longer crash the game, plus various .abc fixes as far as key signatures/timing
A number of issues with players spawning underground
A bug where players spawned outside the ship if they’d previously saved the game while in the Captain’s Chair
Right shift key was not working as a shift key, now it is
An issue tech slots were unusable under certain conditions
Wiring system fixes– wires are rendered below UI elements, wires no longer break when crossed into an unloaded sector
Added image metadata caching, improved assets caching
Added a jeep mech that was supposed to have been in the last patch, but had mysteriously gone missing!
Object flipping issues
Sped up the crafting window
Fixed a sound issue that occurred after many concurrent weapon hits
Characters no longer blink while sleeping in beds
Assorted minor performance improvements
New game modes! Permadeath and drop-everything-on-death modes.
Revolvers, pulse rifles, hand grenades, shivs, Floran needlers, Floran thorn hammer
Human guards now wear soldier uniforms
More decorative hats! Yay, hats!
More random encounters
Possibly more content, if it’s finished on time!