The pre-apha (we’re up to 0.8f now) demo release date has been changed from 29OCT05 to 03NOV05.
The delay is the result of a decision to include over 100 new targets and icons and the attendant target recalibration time. Also, just a few (of many) character types will be included to show how quickly you will be able to create a humanoid character by starting with a general body setting and then having to adjust far fewer individual targets. In other words, in later releases you won’t have to start from scratch for every character you want to create, or depend on previously saved character types.
You will be able to not only download the program, but will also (although in two different places) be able to download a full-blown quick-start manual (which will soon be a full-blown user manual) in .pdf format. It will not be a situation of “Here’s the program; now you’re on your own!”, because Manuel Bastioni, project administrator, believes the documentation is as important as the code.
Please check the screenshots section here, because they will be updated occasionally, even after the pre-alpha demo release.