this is really exciting news. The devs were coding in secret (this also explains why Ton was not committing officially hos new code) and now have really great surprise for us. Blender 2.5 is finally out and I have to say it is really great.
you do realize how unfair this is? last year farsthay really did anounce (well cyborg dragon did it for him here) volumetrics? at first i thought rick rolled, then remebered it was april fools. is that how rick rolled started? how many times has rick roll been ricked rolled? the only ones that would fall for it are noobs, even noobier than me. thats not a challenge. use blender next time. do an animation of a joke or something, and edit in a access denied right before the punchline. and the punchline has to be at the end, no rick roll.