The Blender Foundation have released the next Blender 2.5 Alpha 1, with '100s of essential fixes' and lots of updates to missing and incomplete features. Check out the 2.50 Alpha 1 release log (updated version of the Alpha 0 log, from the looks of it). For a bit of historical fun, check out the release logs overview page since 2.30 and compare the length of the release log of 2.30 to this one ;-)
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