Well, it's existence is now public knowledge. If you haven't seen the screenshots check out this thread.
You can't test drive it unless you're on the SMF team. I am. I get to play with it.
Tis very nice and will probably
be released with RC2. No, there is no release date for RC2 yet.
As soon as Bloc gives the ok I'll have a copy on a public test site, but since we're all still working on it he doesn't want the thing running wild just yet. I can tell you though that I've been testing it with PortaMx 0.955 and it runs perfectly.