The big news from EDT-land is that 0.8.2 Milestone 3 is finished. There's one more milestone in this release, and we'll be done with it early next year.
Our New and Noteworthy page will tell you what's in M3. It doesn't mention classes or the bytes type, which I've written about in my weekly posts, because those features weren't finished in time. They'll be included in Milestone 4, and I doubt they'll be the only language enhancements we add. (The official list of M4 contents hasn't been made yet.)