The next version of Tornado is nearing completion. We're just waiting a little to get 1.1 of Vortex a little more rounded out before the release so we can release both simultaneously. The next Tornado release has hugely updated system databases for better administration and web design through the browser. There are 101 internal tweaks fixes and updates too.
Vortex IDE 1.1 will be based on Eclipse 3.2 and have a ton of new internal functionality including a GUI database designer, included help system and better build control.
We currently have no firm release date, I'll keep annoying Martin until Vortex is ready ;-)