For this week: Essentially, there is no update. I'm scrambling
toward my third busy weekend in a row this weekend, and so I'm
unlikely to get things merged until next week.
That said, I will do 1.4.1 early next week, and look toward merging
features for 1.5.0 by 10/20. After 10/20, it will be testing and
bugfixes until we're ready for release (1 or 2 weeks).
In spite of the busy weekends, I have made some substantial headway
on repoman. Not ready for public consumption yet, but getting there.
I hope to kick an initial implementation out the door next week for
comment and tinkering; it will be far from even alpha at that point,
but the framework will be in place and we'll be ready for the
serious work to begin.