As I gaze out over the release notes, I see there have been many many changes and fixes since the last beta release. I myself am not as familiar with them as I might be, I have been on a short vacation and of course got sick at the end of it, as that's what seems to happen when you go on a short vacation, you get sick.
So some nice folks (notably Andrew and Troy) handled the release today, while I've been watching from afar, trapped in my apartment due to this blasted chest cold.
In any case, we're zeroing in on a final release, getting ever closer, fit and finish and polish and the rest.
You can read Andrew's copious release notes at the historical release notes page, or see them as well at the beta page, where downloading is as always possible.