As you may have noticed the Dev group has really stepped up to the plate since they got restarted back in May. There are some nice things happening that should be in the next Beta. I know Jon wanted to have a new release out before this but there were some new developments that were causing issues and they want that all worked out before the next release. The last time I looked it appeared that the small issues that remained were pretty much solved with just a couple of minor irritations left.
I still maintain that there should not be any new release version until there has been thorough testing done in the Beta stage. When a release version comes out buggy then many employers will not allow thier employees to use AutoIt in the workplace and it has a negative impact on the reputation of AutoIt so please don't push for a release before the devs feel comfotable with it.