Sorry, I don't understand what you mean by a DEVELOPER explanation, since the answer is a marketing and business one not a technical one. The developer focus has been on features and fixes that were most relevent to the largest part of our customers, and things like video and support for new kernels used in unsupported distros were not top of that list. As we catch up on other priorities we expect to start improving "lower on the list" issues like earlier support for new kernels and X servers and improvements in video playback.

I have given you the same answer several times. What are you hoping to get that's different - a developer explaining why they work on the things they are asked to work on rather than working on the things *you* want ? Or are you asking why they sleep at night rather than working 24 hours a day ? What are you looking for ?