I logged into my wordpress.com blog today (danmasters.wordpress.com) and noticed that the new blog entry page had a cool change to it. It had a “Compose” tab and an “HTML” tab. Clicking on either tab switches you between the rich text editor and the HTML views via Ajax.
I had noticed a while ago that whatever shows up at wordpress.com is what you are going to be seeing in the free download of WordPress. Therefore I downloaded the latest alpha build to confirm it. Sure enough it is there.
I cannot wait until 2.1 is out although there is no release date scheduled right now.