I hope I am not stepping on any toes with this blog entry... If I am, please let me know so that I don't do it again. :)
DotNetNuke® Corporation has been working hard in several directions simultaneously. I remember it wasn't all that long ago when the release of Cambrian was going to come after version 4.08.02. A few security patches and a bunc of time later, things have changed.
For one, we will be seeing DotNetNuke® version 4.09.00 get released prior to Cambrian. I have looked through the change log, and there are many great things to look forward to in this release. I can easily see why they chose to go to this version prior to Cambrian. FYI - that change log is dynamic, so depending on when you look at that link, there could be a completely different version listed atop that page.
DNN v4.09.00 is in the second round of its release candidate stage right now. If nothing show-stoppinng gets reported shortly, we should see this get released in 1-2 weeks.
The other exciting thing is that I saw that Cambrian has been upgraded to Beta 7. It had been seemingly stagnant in its Beta 6 stage. My excitement has been reignited. It is downloading as I type. I intend to install and play with it today. I will let you know how it goes!