I don’t expect you’re getting your phpBB news from my site, but in case you are keeping track the development team released Beta 3 of phpBB3 today. Read the post @ phpbb.com if you would like more details.
It seems they’ve taken several steps forward (299 bugs fixed, according to the post) but also a step sideways as they introduced full UTF-8 support. That means that everything is going to have to be tested and retested once again.
Better now than later on, I guess.
Still no word on when the phpBB Doctor will start supporting phpBB3, as we will wait until the first release candidate to make any moves in that direction. Stay tuned, it’s bound to be an interesting ride.