Finally, it is time to think about the next major rsyslog release! I have done many enhancements in v3, but the latest performance optimization work leads to a couple of significant changes in the core engine. I think it makes sense to roll these into a new major release. That leaves folks with the option to keep at the feature-rich v3-stable branch, while avoiding some of the potential unavoidable bugs in the upcoming v4 branch.
From a feature point of few, version 3 would have been good for at least three to four major releases, which I did not do just because to prevent you from coming scared by the pace with which we are moving ;)- so I think it now is a perfect spot to begin developing v4. I hope that we will see a first beta of that branch around xmas, which, I think, is a nice gift.