In the past couple of days both the German and Japanese proposals in area51 reached 100% committed and display the message "We are preparing for its launch and expect to create it soon."
How long does it usuall take from the time 100% is reached until the beginning of the private beta?
(I'm about to embark on a long trip so may well miss it.)
I've just noticed that the German one has entered a sub-phase that the Japanese one hasn't got to yet where it has the beta tab and states that it will start in 7 days. It's the length of time between hitting 100% and making this "7 days" announcement I was interested in.