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Apologies for adding a new issue for something so small but thought it might be useful.
I read in a closed issue, and I also assumed because there isn't a 'reccomended' release that all required modules would need to be dev. But I think it might be useful to mention that on the description page for this theme.
Yes, run the absolute latest DEV versions of everything for AT Panels Everywhere