We're thrilled with the response to the 100% open source launch last month: lots of people downloaded GWT, the activity picked up on the Developer Forum, and we've received some great advice on the Contributor Forum (which helps make GWT better).
Now that the holidays are behind us, we've packed up the second release candidate for version 1.3. We expect that this binary will actually turn into the final 1.3 release, but we want to give it some time in the wild before we label it as such. If you're curious to know what's being addressed in 1.3, please look at [milestone:1_3_Final].
As to what's next, for 1.4, we plan to focus on improving performance and cleaning up bugs (especially the critical ones), though we might throw in a few new widgets. This will lay a rock-solid foundation for a feature-packed 1.5.
So, now is the time to act: if you've spotted any issues or have any feature requests, please make sure to enter them into the GWT issue tracker.