I have had a sore stomach for some time. It finally got bad enough that I couldn't go to work and had to see a doctor. To make a long story short I got my appendix removed, and spent most of last week in hospital. The good news is that the Austrian Health system is fantastic. All up its going to cost me 30 Euros!!. Seems I got lucky and went to one of the better Hospitals.
Of course the bad news is that work is now further behind along with the fluids plugin. I was hoping to do some while I was away from work. But unfortunately It looks like that won't happen. Sorry. There isn't much to do for a beta. But its still not ready. The goal is to be at version 1.0 by the end of the year.
I'm very sorry it won't be sooner. But quite a few things have gone a little pear shaped this year so far. Nothing serious of course, well not too serious, but enough that things just don't get finished when we wanted.
So thanks for all the comments, they do help. All i can say about the beta is that it will be out before duke nukem forever.