The Off Topic forum was overrun with spam. I had to delete the entire forum, since it seems to attract a lot of spambots to that area.
Sorry about that.
In the meantime, news about 3.0.0: I've hit a lull in development namely because of time restrictions. The goal is to NOT take x months to start development again, but since the build server is down for the foreseeable future, I'll be trying to setup an alternative CI service (leaning toward wercker) and also the maven downloads repository (leaning towards OpenShift).