on 19th July, more than 2 and a half months ago, I have reported a severe bug that causes ForestPack to completely freeze 3dsMax in quite common scenarios. 5 days later, I have received a fix in form of patched .dlo file in an archive labeled as forest_22.214.171.1242.2016.endless_loop_bug.7z. This fixed .dlo file indeed resolved the freezing, and I expected to see it in an official release very soon, due to the severity of the bug.
Now, 2.5 months later I am getting really tired of sending people/studios I work with patched .dlo file, explaining they need to deploy it on their computers/renderfarms because otherwise my scenes they need to render won't render.
I do not think it is appropriate to defer severe bug fixes until major releases. That's something only Autodesk would do, so I really hope to see ForestPack 5.4.1 asap.