Hello, I am one of the core developers.
Unfortunately, we can't tell you when a final of 8.10 will be released. We have released three alphas, thus far, which are testing the viability of our completely new community based build system. We have had a lot of regressions due to a combination of porting to Ubuntu 8.10, and by taking over virtually all build and development tasks from Pluto.
The alpha releases are only intended to be used by those people who are capable of handling systems still in development on their own, and are intended to aid in the debugging of problems still inherent in our current build.
We are working as hard as we can, and need more developer help.
We plan to go into feature freeze during the first quarter of February, to prepare for beta releases.
In short, it will be released, when it's ready to release.