The relative absence of news lately has been because I have been busy with the last few (rather difficult) bugs. I have also been busy writing the documentation.
The beta 7 build went out today and if all goes according to plan this will be the last beta. This means the next build would be labelled as a "release candidate" and if no further problems were found it would be the official 3.0 release.
Once the documentation is complete, I will release it publically and will request you all assist with proofreading as well as with feedback on readability and usefulness of the manual in general.
Thank you for your continued patience and for all the notes of support you have sent.