"If you need to know about such things sooner, become a beta-tester or attend some user groups"
I hear that EAUG on the 8th March 2005 is the happenin' place to be
I'd also recommend joining the Easi/TechWriter discussion group (link above), as that's the best place to not only hear about developments, but also to request/influence them. A number of new features have been introduced into the current version in direct response to someone asking for them, e.g. insert 'leaf name' (as opposed to the full path name) in a footer.
Martin *has* achieved an amazing amount but it's been longer than six weeks. There was a drobe article about this in March 2004: