Not much new to report. Still in the webrat and capybara space. It does look like April 21 will actually be the beta date really and for true.
Well, it's got to be Joss Whedon possibly directing the Avengers movie, right? The Internet would never lie to me about Joss. It's not like there's a collective internet freakout any time some rumor about a Whedon project comes through. If this is true, though, the resulting nerdquake could topple Cleveland.
Oh, and Rails 3 beta 3 is out. The biggest change seems to be that some helpers have been rolled off into plugins.
IronRuby went 1.0, if you are into that kind of thing.
This is a couple days old, but Jason Seifer has a nice intro to Rake.