As a satisfied and enthusiastic user of Publii, I don’t have any idea of when the first so-called ‘stable 1.xx’ version of Publii will be available. But having used Publii for several years now mostly using the bought themes, the functionality and ‘stability’ is already amazing. Yes, there are the odd few glitches now and again, but show me software that doesn’t 🙂 In my experience, when using the latest versions, with the Apple Mac, they’ve been superb.
To me, the current version seems pretty stable, even as new features seem to get added every few months. In a sense, all good software tends to get updated regularly. For me, a stable software version is one that works in most or all areas it promises, and in from my perspective, Publii seem to have nailed it even at this early version. The bought themes especially seem to me to be well designed and coded to high standards.
Perhaps one tricky area for any software creator is that while your product may be ‘up to date’, it still has to interact with all the outside software and services that Publii uses, yet at times, these ‘outside’ items may themselves have some glitches.
So I suggest, don’t worry too much right now: Publii is already on good stable ground. I’ve been successfully using Publii bought themes for client projects for years. For me, I’ve found a great approach is to leverage on the work Publii designs have done, to avoid trying to re-invent the wheel. Customisation? Absolutely, but I strive to use the built in options available, plus CSS changes.