1) scuey's patch for "Drag-N-Drop Parenting in the Outliner" is now in trunk!
While I do have some reservations about drag and drop in general, especially since it is often done so badly so often, this patch and the Blender-flavoured implementation of this technique are quite nice.
Congrats to scuey for getting his second (?) patch into SVN!
2) NLA Editor - Ability to enter Tweak Mode on strips across multiple objects at the same time
It is now possible to do this again. Previously it was possible for a while until fixes for a number of bad bugs ended up disabling the accidental functionality.