I've been working intensively on the next beta of EchoStudio3 as of late. The original plan was to make beta2 a mild upgrade from beta1 and send it out shortly after Echo3's recent beta8. That's changed a bit. EchoStudio3 beta2 is now a very significant release, with much of the feature list for EchoStudio 3.0 having been pushed into it.
Notable features include...
The style sheet editor has been redesigned to display list of styles within a hierarchy, rather than showing all styles at once. The previous strategy had issues when large numbers of styles were present, as well as ensuring newly added styles were placed on screen. In all, I thought it was a bit confusing. The new approach lets you sort styles by either name or style type.
Another big item going into beta2 is undo/redo (multiple-level) for both the form editor and style sheet editor. The form editor bit is almost complete, but I still need to add the same (very similar) functionality to the stylesheet item.
Additionally I'm looking into packaging EchoStudio as an Eclipse feature with an update site, as the current "old style" deployment/installation strategy leaves much to be desired.
The overall goal is to make EchoStudio *much* more refined and pleasant to use. I may or may not put up a test release here before the beta.