Some pretty cool shit here.
Subscribe categories to OPML feeds: make Jeff work for you! Create a category, make it subscribed to Planet GNOME's OPML feed, and you'll have an always up-to-date set of GNOME blogs in your aggregator. No support for FOAF blogrolls yet, though. Maybe in the next release.
Notification area thingy! If you have unread articles, there's a Straw icon in your notification area that tells you how many unread items you have. And click on it to bring Straw to front and to read those articles.
(Mostly) asynchronous subscription process! No longer will the subscribe dialog freeze Straw on you while it's working. Well, not very much at least. And there's less clicking involved, too.
No more feed information display in the main window screwing up the layout! Feed link is available in the article header, rest of the stuff in the feed properties dialog.
Prettier article view!
Overall less brokenness! Hopefully including a lot fewer locale/encoding problems.
Get it while it's hot from the download area.