After a few bumps the recent release of Catalyst seems to have settled down and I hope you all get cracking at seeing what you can do with the new features. Shortly I'll blog an overall retrospective of this closed development cycle and then move on to set goals for the next one. But before that I want to publically thank some people that pulled together to help get this one out the door and also stepped up to assist when regressions emerged.
First off, we can see a number of contributors that directly hacked on code in this time period, which you can see summarized over here.
(If that list missed someone, please shout out and I will correct)
Additionally, a number of you filed bug reports and otherwise tested the new distribution and discussed issues on the mailing list as well as on the IRC chat. That's pretty killer important, otherwise AFAIK everything is fine :) You're stepping up was really valuable and helped us quash those regressions fast.
Overall I'm pretty pysched to see this solid level of involvement for a project that is getting on in years ( first commit I see is back in January of 2005, and I think code was floating around even earlier). This co -effort is key if we want to drive the framework forward such that it continues to be relevent in the fast changing and chaotic field that is web development. Thanks!