I don't think this has anything to do with any "special privileged VIPs", but rather with the number of users or (measurable most) downloads Birraque is probably referring to.I was not aware that alioth users are some kind of special-privileged VIPs here.
If we do that for one device, more requests like this will follow. I see no reason why something like that should ever happen.
But anyway, we see that there's nothing we can do about it, even though we'd really like to see an "issue-free" weekly release for the Alioth, in terms of the unresolved, more or less annoying issues that have accumulated in the last weeks/months since the last stable release.
Enough whining, sorry and thanks for your efforts, have a nice weekend.