Is there any chance we could have a Mantis blocker raised for 710 that had all the bugs you want fixed before the next 710 release as dependencies. That way anyone interested in progress of 710 could see where your mind is at with regards to what you want to see fixed before 710 is released, and perhaps even see where it would be most useful to contribute. It would stop all the questions about where we are and what the progress is.
As always, thanks for all your hard work.
Scott (Happy 704 user)