It was basically a combination of me wanting to give time to this specific poll as well as not having a better one to replace it with. Still, it’s been up for more than a month now, and I’ll replace it. Thanks for the reminder!
As for “releasing the update” – 0.8 framework/code has been on GitHub for a while already. “Releasing” it basically means that we will begin to offer support for it on the forums, as well as add it to the downloads page.