I firstly made a test drive habari.sfong.net (now removed) with a few posts documenting my initial experience. Playing it on localhost and hosting is quite different. I even made a theme for it which wasn't too difficult.
There is no sight of next developer release so I tested the current subversion here. My original theme made for the first release didn't fit. A new theme named 'RoundBox' was made which I quite like its clean and simple look.
Tinyau made a few plugins for Habari and his latest one to display RSS feed of my flickr photos is working in this
I'm looking forward to the next release such that I could move my content over.