We've moved on to the second round of XYZZY Award voting. The finalists have been chosen through first-round voting; the second-round voting determines the final winners. You have until March 1, 2007 to enter your votes.
Glulx, a virtual machine specification for interactive fiction, now supports dynamic memory allocation. The specification now includes @malloc, @mfree, @mcopy, and @mzero operands. The new sections of the spec are 1.7.3, 2.9, and 2.13. Look for updates to various Glulx-based virtual machines in the near future.
Kevin Forchione has released Rules 2.1, a bugfix version of his TADS 3 extension for rules-based programming.