The first release candidate of Echo3 is now available. This release is identical to the very well tested SVN 2270 version. An updated release of Echo3 Extras will follow in the near future; in the interim the Echo3 Extras build 1386 should be used.
The Bug 499 TextField patch has not been added to this release, but it or something like it will be available in RC2. The interval between RC1 and RC2 should be substantially less than the painfully long Beta8 to RC1 interval.