I wanted to have a beta out before the new year, so it's now available :) I'm 'announcing' it since it turns out the automatic version check was broken around 1.0.2b8 or so, in that it doesn't schedule a check before the preferences window has opened.
So just open the preferences, and you should be told about it (if beta versions are included in the check).
This bug actually lead to interesting statistics, because I can correlate number of downloads with number of version checks (based on IP address) and estimate how many actually open the preferences, which is ~25%.
Beta 1 is btw only a minor update, as December wasn't my most productive month. But it does feature mode-dependent lookup for snippets and macros, which I think is rather cool :)