Asterisk 1.6 status

1.6 seems to have been on Beta9 for a loooong time. Anyone have any inside info on how things are progressing? Don’t recall a release being stalled as long as this one.
Or are the developers just really working hard on making it as perfect as can be?

I have no inside info but the last couple of major releases or announcemenst have all come at trade shows or conferences. My guess is this year its at AstriCon in late September.