Come on, just wait, they'll release the final version when it's ready. I don't think that asking about progress like their boss every week will make things faster.
Well, first of all, at this point I don't think the devs even care about people asking for progress all the time. They just do their thing regardless of what people ask or say, because they want to, not because people want them to.
Supposing they did care though, then I'd say this: I'm going to be the ass that joins the side of the people pestering the devs on this one then. Thing is, the final OD version has been in "about to be released" state for over 2 months now. Ayla has mentioned the imminent release many times on this and other threads, and also mentioned elsewhere that the final version will have many bugfixes (some of those userspace devs are waiting for), and seemed to hint at possible large performance gains for some userspace apps at least a couple times. So yeah, this creates a lot of expectation, and rightly so. Hell, even I have been checking the threads myself everyday for the release announcement! Now, if the devs don't want people on their backs, then they shouldn't build so much expectation around their developments, and do their thing on their time and call it finished when it's done. Just saying.
Btw, I'm not s**ting on their work, I think they did and still do awesome stuff. I'm just pointing out that their relationship with their userbase are poor. Being a dev myself (though not working with embedded development at the moment), I can understand some of these idiosyncrasies devs have, but the point stands that they'd be better off holding status reports until they have something concrete to show, hence avoiding all this backlash, instead of otherwise building expectations around something that's still being worked on.