Glom 1.2 is now out (see the announcement). It has a few new features and less bugs than the 1.0 branch. It should be available in Ubuntu Edgy soon. Glom 1.0 is apparently now available in Fedora 5 and 6, and I expect that to be updated to 1.2 soon.
For Glom 1.4, I hope to finally port to the latest libgda API, and add a dependency on gtksourceviewmm, to do source-code highlighting of Python code in calculated fields and buttons scripts. And hopefully Rasmus Toftdahl Olesen‘s Relationships Overview feature will also be added.
Updates of non-essential stuff in Ubuntu
Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper) will be the recommended stable and supported Ubuntu release for a while yet. It only has Glom 1.0.3, though a 1.0.8 version exists with lots of bugfixes. I can understand that a stable version of a distro doesn’t want to add features by jumping to Glom 1.2, but I don’t understand why bugfix updates aren’t allowed. Generally it seems that updates are only allowed for security bugfixes.
Sure, you have to be careful. If Ubuntu updated OpenOffice in Ubuntu Dapper to fix a crasher then they’d have to be very careful that they weren’t introducing new bugs. But nobody is using Glom for anything critical yet, and it’s not in the officially supported repository. Just because an X update broken things once, it doesn’t seem necessary to freeze the Glom version. Of course, I want people to get my bugfixes so I can get more feedback, so I can make Glom good enough to be relied upon.