I suppose nothing has been announced yet because an update (to the site, forum or anything related) is being worked on and is planned for release upon the announcements?
Quite right. A decision has been made and the details are being worked out. Unfortunately Polyethene seems to be busy at the moment, thus the delay in details and therefore official announcement.
Keep on rollin'.
Quoting my earlier announcement in this matter. As Polyethene has been inactive for a period of time, there has unfortunately been a delay in getting things moving. However, now he is back and the plan (regarding the "main version issue") that will be rolled out is as follows:
[*:1dolljk2]AutoHotkey 1.1.08 (previously known as AutoHotkey_L) and future stable releases of Lexikos branch* will be considered the main branch of the AutoHotkey language/utility. It will be the main download on the site. (*I hope my terminology is correct here?)
[*:1dolljk2]The latest release of AutoHotkey may be referred to as simply AutoHotkey
[*:1dolljk2]All "old" documentation is still considered accurate given the fact that 1.1.08 is backwards compatible. However, many improvements have been made which make some parts of the documentation obsolete, and some features are not yet documented in the old documentation. Therefore - the documentation will be phased out and replaced by a documentation that improves the overall comprehensiveness of the language, and is consistent with the latest official release.
[*:1dolljk2]To clarify version requirements for scripts, I recommend using version numbers (along with an eventual _L). Over time, it is my hope that newcomers don't need ever worry about "which version?", and that overall script & library compatibility will be improved as a result of this. Remember: The latest version is recommended (and can thus be assumed that people will have), so version requirement will not be mandatory for 1.1, but being "Basic compatible" may still be considered a benefit for a time to come.
I am aware there may be a few complaints and confusions during the transition, but I have full confidence that this will be great for AutoHotkey both in the short and long run! Polyethene has trusted me, because I have trusted you all. I'm by no means a software expert - but the voices of many have reassured me that this is right.
So: Change begins now, huzzah!