Over the coming weeks we will be releasing a series of 1.0 alpha versions for download.
The more adventurous among you may want to help out with testing these alpha versions. Probably the best thing to do is create a duplicate version of your installation (including a duplicate database) and then test there.
We would appreciate help with people looking for issues with upgrading, the user interface and any bugs in the new admin interface.
You can download the alpha releases via the download page.
You can use trac to report bugs as you would with the normal release. Please remember to add the version number to any new tickets.