Oops, I meant to metion this when it happened but we entered Ask mode last Monday. We've also forked our code base to a new Beta2 branch that has started producing builds. This means that my branch will soon be available for checkins for RTM which is nice. I've got about 10 or so bug fixes backed up on my machine waiting to go in.
While Ask mode is the last phase of the cycle from my end, I'm not at liberty to say (mostly because I don't know) when the actual Beta2 release date is. "When it's done" has become a popular phrase of late (World of Warcraft, Gmail, etc.) so let's go with that.
But Sampy, what is Ask mode? This is.
Edit: Scooped! I need to pay more attention.