Reference layers reset everytime reference is updated

Can we make the layer status of the referenced layers persistent?
This is extremely useful when working in large teams or with options. There is no up side for the current situation where.
This referes not only to the main layer status but also to the viewport layer status. After carefully laying out several viewports, turning on and of the viewport visibility of several layers, all the work goes down the drain on the next update.
Is this on the roadmap for rhino 8?