See more at the announce forum.
For the first time in two months, I tagged a new arsd version, 10.9. Among the new things:
Quite a big release, two months of my code and other contributions came to about a 3000 line diff, but aside from the byte blob things it shouldn't break anything, and I think if you were relying on the to!string behavior your code was likely already broken there.... so tagging it as a minor release.
I've been leaning more and more toward adding an arsd.core for an 11.0 release though. No timeline but preliminary design discussions continue moving forward. Quite possible I can make it an opt-in module and avoid breakage there too, but with the design I have in mind now, it'd be too useful not to use!
I'll try to write more next week.