This week's book giveaway is in the Agile and Other Processes forum. We're giving away four copies of Real-World Software Development: A Project-Driven Guide to Fundamentals in Java and have Dr. Raoul-Gabriel Urma & Richard Warburton on-line! See this thread for details.
and the "what's new". Each of the milestone releases had its own set of new features. These made interesting reading.
One of the big things is making a more generic platform but that really doesn't say much. The Java development tools have been improved. For example, formatting code is greatly improved and there is more syntax coloring and more refactoring support.
It is a major improvement over the 2.1 version IMHO. Some improvements to SWT have made the look even better.