For the 2.2.x branch the shapefile module has:
seen a vast improvement in quality, particularly with regards to index support and interactive editing.
For 2.4.x the shapefile index extension was folded back into the core plugin.
The shapefile module is stable, we could use some help supporting attribute indexs.
- March 2006 check by ~rgould and ~jive
- July 2006 check by ~jive