I know there is a feeling with some people that because CP is not pushing regular updates to the CMS then the project has stalled. Maybe it’s even dead.
I just want to point out that “project” is a very broad term that covers a lot more than just core file updates. In fact the progress over the last year has been astounding for such a small group.
For example, we now have our own stable e-commerce platform (Classic Commerce), along with a CC website that has full documentation and 95 snippet examples. We also have an excellent stable SEO plugin (Classic SEO). Our members are regularly releasing more CP-specific plugins, and we have started to see CP themes being offered.
There are other plugins in the pipeline as “official” CP plugins (there was recent mention of forking CF7). And we now have an alpha version of a plugin directory that will make all these readily available.
These are not insignificant jobs. And, in my opinion, they are far more important to the long-term success of the project than introducing small changes to core to give the appearance of progress.
But, of course, if any users want to see a constant stream of core updates then WP might be a better fit. You will get so many changes it becomes a full-time job just keeping up with them.