Your right - anyone serious about Nuke has jumped ship and now runs Ravennuke (which is what I run). Its a simple comparason - one is a buggy peice of crap that half works and the other is a secured peice of php software. Even the Ravennuke people no longer show any concern to what the Phpnuke people do. They are worthless.
Ive installed the upgrade so and it seems to be working without the new nuke.php so I will go with it as it is. If you want to support a "nuke" then ravennuke is the only one IMHO where someone who installed it would come here and spend money.
Okay off I go to look at the new admin panel.