Seems as though there are some rumblings
over at OpenOffice.org.
They have a PDF
document they are calling a 'Roadmap', but doesn't appear to
contain any schedule information other than that it is a roadmap
'through December 2001'. It would appear then that a major release
date announcement is not forthcoming. It does contain an impressive
list of improvements to the old StarOffice code base including
standard XML formats for all file categories: spreadsheet word
processing, presentation, etc. There's also some just posted
of the latest build (625).