About 3 1/2 weeks after 0.9.5, FePy 0.9.6 has been released. There was actually some intersting news from the release email:
We?ve just released the newest version of IronPython ? 0.9.6. This is most likely the last Alpha version of IronPython before the end of the year when we play to release IronPython 1.0 Beta 1. This build includes many bug fixes for issues reported to us by the community as well as support for many new modules. We are continuing to drive completeness of the Python and support for interoperability between .NET and IronPython.
So, it appears that IronPython 1.0 Beta 1 is around the corner. I consider this good news. From the list of changes in this release, it looks like they are getting closer to a fully CPython compatible Python implementation.