I was planning on making the release, but then started wondering about the jdk 1.8, which I didn't have yet, whether it was needed.
Rick confirmed it was needed, and that he had to build an OpenJDK version to make the 10.10.1.1 release (because of the legalities in using prereleases). I looked at what's involved, and it was more than I was counting on.
There fore, I proposed to postpone the release until there were 1.8 binaries available.
The developers community agreed.
Oracle's jdk 1.8 is currently expected to be GA on 3/18/2014.