For those that are interested it looks like MovableType 3 will be going into Beta Testing next week. You can sign up to be included in the testing if you wish and the restriction on not using the script on your actual live sites will be removed. This means that I’ll probably be upgrading to MT3 once it’s released. There’s enough improvement in it to justify the switch. Here’s a blurb from the announcement.
The beta will be run in phases, so as not to introduce any beta-level bugs into a wide audience of people at one time. This means that we will gradually increase the number of people participating each day. All who submit a completed survey will be allowed to participate in the survey (assuming they provide us with an valid email address). If you don’t receive email inviting you to the beta right away, don’t worry—you’ll be included in the later phases.
Once you’re introduced into the beta testing, you will receive an email message notifying you where to download the distribution of Movable Type 3.0b1.
This means that public signups for TypeKey will probably be happening about the same time. I won’t be requiring that you have TypeKey in order to participate here on SEB although I will have the option to sign in with TypeKey there for those who do sign up for it. If nothing else, it’s a way of ensuring that posts left by you can be identified as you. Depending on people’s reactions to TypeKey and how much spam I end up having to deal with under the new system will dictate whether or not I move to requiring it later.
Anyway, it may all become a moot point if I end up switching the site over to something like Drupal in the long run.