Currently we are testing the beta release channels and release cycle. This means some 0.8.9 swift versions will show up as "beta". Testers can use these versions, however the official beta versions will start with 0.9.0.xxx numbers.
With the public beta (versions starting with 0.9.x) we will discontinue support on SLACK, our support will be via the Discord channels only. See the homepage for the URL to these channels.
SLACK has been a great tool throughout the years, but it requires invitations for all new users (at least as of the time of this post). We cannot manage this anymore, so we move on with Discord.
Please also use your real name in Discord, see Contact and Discord channel. It is a huge overhead for us if we have to figure out who you are, and furthermore have to guess your VATSIM id, your associated raised bug issues, or datastore credentials.
So stick with Registration and naming conventions, which seems to be a challenge for many unfortunately.