Richard Thomas has a quick new (Solar Framework) post to his blog about some of the upcoming cool features of the framework.
A lot of cool features are being hatched in branches that should hit trunk in the near future! [...] Things to look forward to are view helpers for various services like Google Analytics and the various CDN loaders although this is still under review and might be a few releases away.
Other new features he mentions include a reworked authentication stack that will allow for more than one auth adapter to be used at one time (his example is a normal login and a Facebook login). To help, an auth module for Facebook will also be included to make this even easier.