In view of the big change in requirements for WP 3.2 and the possible impact on users, are there any plans to continue to maintain WP 3.1 for at least security fixes?
The impact for me and others which makes it impossible for us to upgrade to 3.2 in the near future are
. convincing host providers to upgrade PHP & MySQL - mine waht's to charge! so the alternative is to move but not until the contract runs out.
. convincing plugin authors to upgrade their code - or hacking the code ourselves if the author can't be found/motivated.
. convincing theme authors to upgrade their code - ditto to above.
. Educating the editors, authors and contributors of our sites to navigate the new admin panels (they are not very computer literate).
. Finding time to fully test and implement the upgrade.
I do really think this should have been a major release number not a dot release.