We just received a note from City Theatrical, the US distributor of Lightwright, that version 5 release is right around the corner. The software update was announced around the time of LDI 2008 and has been in beta testing since then. There have been some major upgrades to the software that have been sought after for a while in the program.
The update is expected to start to shipping mid may. Click though to City Theatricals website with more information, feature listing and some nice looking screen shots of the update. We have not heard a definitive answer on pricing yet, but the current retail price for the full version is $449.95 and $184.50 for the upgrade from a previous version.