They have been talking about Fleming for some time, so they are building anticipation. Maidsafe is not Ethereum (yet), so reaching the latest crypto news that a alpha 3 is in reach might be hard or impossible. But I’am sure they have plans for reaching media and such when the launch of Fleming is about to happen. When Parsec was releast they managed to strike top score by reaching Techcrunch, so I’am positive they will manage to reach important crypto/tech news sites when Fleming will get released. I can imagine that there is still unknowns that might show up and there for makes it less optimal to give a launch date.
If they reach the point where there is is just debugging or something similar before release, then I think they will announce that Fleming is close to launch. I hope that they can elaborate about which efficiency goals that is aimed for and how far of we are at the moment from these goals. But I think they will give update and test results as soon they feel it is possible. I feel alittle worried right now cause I don’t know right now how far of efficiency goals Parsec and routing is and it makes the days alittle harder, but I think they will give results quite soon, when they feel they made the improvements they think is necessary and done related tests.