We've been making a lot of fixes and improvements over the last 5 weeks since releasing 2.5.0.Final, but we still haven't tackled all of the things we want to do for a 2.6.0.Final. So, I think we should release a 2.6.0.Beta1 this week. Personally, I think we're at a good point for a beta release.
Anybody have one more thing they would prefer to have in the beta release? I'd like to merge the changes for MODE-1107 and MODE-1205 (pluggable authentication and authorization, respectively), but other than that I'm ready to go. So if there's nothing else, then I hope to cut the beta release sometime tomorrow.