Jordi Boggiano released first Composer beta. Yes, we've used enldess alphas before! That means more stability and some new features. My favorites are the following.
composer show now displays installed packages only, not all the packages available. By adding
--tree we can get a nice installed packages tree. With
composer why we can learn about why certain package was installed. And with
composer why-not it's possible to get an idea why certain package wasn't installed in certain version.