If you did, you might have seen that Joomla 1.6 beta is close to being released.
According to Mark Dexter of the Joomla team, the announcement of a beta version of Joomla 1.6 is about a week or two away.
<Mark_Dexter> We're making good progress towards a beta release, and there will be an announcement on this soon.
<lonemamber> what does that mean in real terms
<SullySullivan> What does "soon" mean? This calendar year?
<Mark_Dexter> the announcement should be within a week or two
Remember, this was written April 14th, so stay tuned for a release in the near future.
You'd better set aside some time to test it as well - there are a lot of changes in Joomla 1.6 compared to 1.5.