I was working in a week old version of blender 2.5 today, and I was trying and trying to get the hair particle system to use an object instead of paths. It wouldn’t do it. After about 30 minutes I gave up and went into blender 2.49b, and it worked.
But my question is, do we know when specific features are planning on being implemented? Is there a timeline somewhere? And is there anyways to expedite the arrival of features? (specifically the use of objects in the hair particle system.)