See what's new for the release candidate for what's new in pygame 1.8.1. It's what will most likely be pygame-1.8.1release.
Mostly it will be a bug fix and polish release, but there's a few new goodies that were sneaked in.
I think we'll release 1.8.1 next week, unless there's any fixes that need to go in.
See the recent mailing list post for download links, or subversion/trunk if you would like to test it out.
Thanks to Marcus, Lenard, Brian, Nicholas, Charlie Nolan, Frankie Robertson, John Krukoff, Lorenz Quack, Nick Irvine, and everyone else who helped out with this release.
Next up for pygame 1.9.0 will be a lot of changes... a camera module with computer vision algorithms, extensive tests, new drawing code, a physics module, a new movie module, an improved mac osx port amongst other things.