10.1.14 was the first release with python3 and python2 compatibility, I think this is the big issue (although there were a heap of other updates also)
I always thought we wouldn’t see python3 till a big update (10.2 / 11)
This was from the 10.1.14.4 release notes…
Deadline is currently undergoing the process of migrating from Python 2 to Python 3, and this release includes an experimental feature to dynamically switch between these versions. Python 2 remains the default, but if you make use of custom scripts or workflows within Deadline, see our Python 3 Upgrade Guide for more information.
- Deadline can now execute plugins and scripts in either Python 2 or Python 3. Python 2 remains the default, but plugins and scripts can be customized to use Python 3 instead.
- Upgraded .NET Core to version 3.1.111.
- Improved the help formatting for several commands.
Since the Amazon acquisition there is never any update info / roadmap etc and the email update notifications have stopped.