The second alpha release of what will become Joomla! 1.6 is now available.
From the announcement:
The Joomla project is pleased to announce the immediate release of Joomla 1.6 alpha 2. This release contains many new features requested by the community; most notably, ACL. Other features are listed below as well as what you can expect in the future for Joomla 1.6.
This is an alpha release. It is intended to be a developer/hobbyist preview and is not intended to be used on a production web site.
New improvements/features since alpha 1 include:
Other Joomla 1.6 improvements that existed in alpha 1:
After alpha 2, the Joomla community can expect a beta release. There are no intentions for a 3rd alpha release.
You can also expect to see the following future improvements:
We would like to thank all those involved who helped make this release possible.
Discuss here: http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=454211