Right now, we've been updating the database, the installer scripts, and our builder scripts to generate packages that would be installed on top of Ubuntu 10.04.
However, this isn't all we have to do.
It's only the beginning.
RIght now, we are going through the discovery process to see what breaks when we try to install these packages onto 10.04. This isn't 'if' ... It's 'what' will break, and how.
Possy is working with a few brave souls, to get the necessary packages built so that they can do the very process described above. These individuals are experienced enough with the system that they are able to accurately report back any issues they come across, and we systematically fix them...and we haven't gotten to the big issues that we KNOW we'll need to tackle, the big elephant in the room being the distribution upgrade to Asterisk 1.6, which has wildly different APIs to 1.4, and we already know that we will need to completely re-engineer our dial plans, and Asterisk DCE device to work with the many changes that the Asterisk people have made (anyone who can help us with this, please step up.)
We had decided to try and get ALL the pending bugs off our plate, for 0810 before declaring release. However; 0810's change to EOL caused us to quickly re-examine this decision. We will not base any more releases on top of October interims any more. We will ONLY build atop LTS releases. Period. End of story. from now on.
When we have a complete enough system functioning and passing our basic regressions, we will make an announcement that others should try it, not before.
For those that DO try to install atop 1004 at this time, you are on your own. We have enough on our hands at the moment doing dev work, and working with our current pool of testers, we simply can't help someone who does not know enough to help themselves at this point.
Thanks for your patience, more news to follow.