I don't understand one thing ... if they are one week from passing all tests, why do't they wait with the update that one week and report passing all of them?
Could it be that they are not so sure about the "I expect we’ll be able to get these fixed within the next week" and worry that week could stretch to months?
IMnsHO, it's a bad idea to add another to those hundreds of "we are almost there" (whereverer that "there" is) messages in relation to Perl6. If you almost have something, keep working and report it when you actually have it! An update that says "we’ve reached the point of having a self-hosted NQP on MoarVM that passes the NQP test suite." would be great. The update jnthn posted is ... kinda ... ehm ... well ... yeah ... haven't we heard that before?
Enoch was right!
Enjoy the last years of Rome.