Absolutely just kick off the vote. Although this is not a sub-project in itself we can vote on it for release since other projects depend on it.
Studio has just as much a right to push "shared" code releases as does the server.
As you know, we're in the middle of a Studio (whether it's a RC or not) and we're trying to fix as many bugs as possible.
The issue DIRSTUDIO-266 (OpenLDAP schema files parser fails when DESC contains an empty string '')  depends on the Apache Directory Shared LDAP project. This project is mainly used by Apache Directory Server but also by Apache Directory Studio.
As of now, the Studio project has been using this dependency as a SNAPSHOT release, compiling a newest version when a bug was fixed in the trunk of the project, as new releases of the Shared LDAP project only appear when there is a new release of the Apache Directory Server.
I was wondering if it would make sense to release more often the Shared LDAP project, when either the Server or Studio projects need it for a release.