The Intrepid official release will be anytime now, depending on when Quaker and Jeff are going to upgrade Enlightenment. It will be code name Luna Serena and as for the rest it's almost completed. There will not be any alpha or beta stages, I consider the hardy release as the beta for Luna Serena. There isn't any experimental change, that is. Sure, OpenGEU grew a lot for Luna Serena, in many ways, but all of the new features are already being integrated in Luna Crescente.
You'll see only a pair of major upgrades, on the user side. One is already in Luna Crescente, the new OpenGEU Themes Manager, with a new look, more usable and less chaotic, based on the new e17-settings-daemon by Quaker!
The second major upgrade is a surprise... not for all computers, but you're gonna love it veeeery much if you have a 3D card
!!! Ah, and let's not forget about the great Places module by Dave
Naturally, there have been many many upgrades on the code side, things not shown to the user.
As for Jackalope, I'm working with ArtPulse (Pablo N.) on new OpenGEU themes and UI. It will be, I hope, a very deep user experience and we'll focus on usability, trying to simplify everything a bit, to have people run OpenGEU with even more pleasure. You're gonna like OpenGEU Quarto di Luna