I fired it up for a couple runs. Ran into a couple (maybe engine-related) bugs that I submitted to mantis. Otherwise, things seem good so far.
Aside from those two bugs, the behavior of the gamepad in the main menu seems to have changed. It seems from the initial screen (where it says "press any key to start") if I press either the gamepad button that is assigned to "open menu" or the button assigned to "cancel", I get the "Are you sure you want to exit Starward Rogue?" dialog. Is that how it worked before? Now it is "press almost any key to start." It is a little confusing until you figure it out.
: Oh, I almost forgot. Using the white gloss, I got Bloody Rage (When not on full health, gain a x10% damage boost for the current room) and Jack of All Trades (boost global damage +10%, health by 2, energy by 25, missiles by 2) as perk choices on a level up. Jack of all Trades seemed obviously better, unless I am missing something on the difference between x10% damage boost and +10% damage boost. (That really needs to be clarified in the descriptions, somehow. Does x10% multiply other damage boosts as well, or what?) If x10% and +10% damage are the same, those two perks don't belong on the same level.