A very big thank you must go to the community in assisting with this release.
In the lead up to 1.0.9 stable 2 beta releases were made available to the community for testing. This is the first time the community has been given access to such Beta release for the 1.0.x series. It was done in the hope of improving the testing process and we believe that this has indeed been the case, as can be seen from the community reported bugs submitted after these releases.
It is only through the partnership with a strong vibrant and active community that Joomla! can continue to be successful.
Rey Gigataras [stingrey]
Joomla! Core Team Member
Stability Team Leader