When 'hope' is involved a little over a weeks ago in in releasing it this week, that implies a level of uncertainty about how long things would take.
Latest tweet from Swen today:
We're fighting some elusive random memory corruption - once we find it, we'll release.
With the nature of such bugs -- and the upcoming holidays -- in mind, I read that as "not this year anymore".
Which is fine by me. I do have some time to spare starting from January 7th. And by then the next big patch should be ready as well. Been waiting for so long, can wait longer too, if the resulting product is stable and has most issues ironed out.
Good luck and happy holidays!