Re: It’s time for next alpha
The state the trunk is in right now needs a great deal more bug reports – I find at least one new problem every time I try it because they keep changing chunks of code that are critical with backwards compatibility.
You don’t want to unleash it as a regular release in that state, even as an alpha, because despite my constant warnings and explanations, people use the alpha on live, active sites, usually because they absolutely have to use the very newest WordPress despite it’s bloat and bugs.
I’m fairly certain there will be another alpha release before the end of the year though.
If you know how to use SVN then you can help contribute with quality bug reports on TRAC.