I believe the backlog of package updates from the time of the TeX Live freeze has
been cleared, as of tonight's update. (With the exception of a couple
packages with problems, about which I've written the authors.)
New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.
Keep up with the latest Advogato features by reading the Advogato status blog.
If you're a C programmer with some spare time, take a look at the mod_virgule project page and help us with one of the tasks on the ToDo list!