It seems that Beagle is kicking up some attention at Novell’s BrainShare conference, articles on theinquirer, yahoo, yahoo, and computerworld, while largely the result of the media speculation, give some good PR to the project :)
This timed well with the release of Beagle 0.0.8 – the result of a few weeks of rapid bugfixing. This is by far the most usable release that I’ve been involved in, and is being shipped as a “preview” in Novell’s next desktop release.
If the stability remains, I’ll work on getting Beagle into Portage soon. There are some prerequisites to be completed first but progress is being made.