I spent the weekend advocating Python and visiting the old mine town Roeros (UNESCO World Cultural Heritage) instead of doing something useful. And I'll have to start working on my research project again this week. Wonder if I get around to fix some bugs.
An observation: Branching of an unstable version months old can yield problems. Patches that have been commited just after the branch to correct the effects of other patches committed just before may have to be recommited. It is difficult to see where this is neccessary, though.