I have now transferred all of these hacks to PP 1.5 Final, including those that hack the admin for switches of certain dbase entries. However, it requires new dbase fields (2 in pixelpost table and 1 in category table). I understand that I could probably write an "install" script that created these new fields tables, but after spending 18 hours on the weekend transferring the hacks, I think I am now out of PP coding steam. I am happy to share the hacked core files with anybody who wants them, but you will be on your own using phpmyadmin to create the needed dbase fields (I will indicate which ones need to be created).
I understand that 1.6 will be bilingual so this interim fix is not needed for those who are preared to wait.