I am preparing a snapshot release which will become "a2", aka release 0.0.2.0
I believe I am largely complete with mucking around with the syntax and core feature set of xmlsh and am getting nearer the refinement and enhancement stages. The Alpha 2 release will more formally announce that I'm close to freezing the language specs. Alpha 2 will focus on tying up the last bits of loose ends on the feature and language core and preparing for Beta. Beta 1 will formally freeze the language specs and begin freezing the core command set and focus on bug fixes and stability for a true release.
ETA ... as long as it takes :)