fylfot: "nothing's been heard from the developer for months"
This isn't true. I've exchanged emails with David M a few times (including within the last few months), and basically he is snowed under with paid work. Paid work means RISC OS stuff takes a back seat for the time being. But from what I've been told, he's still hopeful of finding the time to finish things off.
That would be months away, or even longer, but it's still planned. Negative comments that some other people have made, are unlikely to help.