While I was going through the developer feed on WordPress, I saw a pretty interesting thing, which could mean that WordPress 2.9 will be out pretty soon. The update on WordPress Dev Prologue reads:
Strings are frozen for 2.9 as of the beta 2 release. Happy translating.
Though this may not mean much as of now, as only the strings are frozen in the build. However, it could also suggest that the release is imminent and should be out soon.
If you haven’t checked out WordPress 2.9 yet, read a hands-on review of WordPress 2.9 I did earlier.