Although there are many active issues that are undergoing constant
work, none of these seem release critical and we can continue to
improve them on the branch and trunk as need be. Eric, who has been
doing the lion's share of the work managing, fixing and closing bugs,
feels like we are ready to go and so do I. So Michael, if you are
available, will you branch the trunk into a 1.0 maintenance branch,
and once the branch is made I will do a final round of testing, cut
the tarball, and ask Christoph and Russell to build the binaries.
If experience is any guide, after a major *.0 release we will need to
cut a bugfix release in the upcoming week or two anyhow, so hopefully
we can get as many active issues settled and released by then.
If you're not available Michael, let me know or I will infer by your
silence and try and make the branch myself from your instructions in
the developers guide.