I have just created a new v5-devel branch based on the current master AND have then merged the newconf branch into master. This "officially" means the beginning of rsyslog v6. So I thought that justifies a short blog post.
As already elaborated, v6 will focus on a better configuration language. The current version already has scoping for actions, but no doc yet for it. I will try to add the doc, so that I can hopefully officially release the devel version this week. I'd also like to work a bit more on imptcp, so that I have some common base functionalty in all versions that support it.