There will be public snapshots in the near future. We're going to 6 month release cycles with far fewer changes in between, 2.1 is slated for mid-March and won't add much beyond IPv6. There is a 2.1 board now.
That a lot of good news, thanks a lot! I think i can wait a few month for the 2.1 Snaps, i was just not sure if it will take as long as 1.2.3 -> 2.0