Sadly, as staff has been saying it since ever, devs are not paid to do anything.
It's their hobby, so they also have their personal lives to take care of, which eats all the time.
Yeah, nothing new here, everybody knows it. It happens to all of us.But
it is hard to keep up with the development since we mostly had active just 1 developer per time, maximum 2, in the past decade.
VC:MP development has been abandoned numerous times, and everybody (myself included) claimed that it will die.
Still, here we are, after all of this years, with the mod updated and players on.
As much as people want developers to do this, and that, and as soon as possible, it will bring no good if you start blaming them. (not the case here, but you got the point)
In fact, it will make things worse. Imagine you are working on something for free, in your very free-time, and then users start complaining about it. Would you still continue to do it ?
Another problem was that everytime a new developer came in, the other developers where already out, so nobody to ask how the code works.
So every active developer had to mostly start learning and get used to the code first, in order to be able to do something. And that takes time indeed.
0.4.7 was very very bugged. Initially, instead of releasing the last 006 update, we wanted to work on the 0.4.7 to make it work and get things done like we said, but that version was having a rewritten player&vehicle sync which brought a lot of leaks and problems. Tried to fix things up, but without Stormeus' help (since he was the one who worked on it), a lot of things were confusing there, and hard to repair.
So, we discussed and decided:
While this is NOT the 0.4.7 update it does include a lot of the quality-of-life improvements (and more!) from 0.4.7 all while still being backward compatible with current 0.4.6 servers!
Better to work on the stable 006 we had, so we can have an even better base ( actual version - most stable vcmp version so far ) for the 0.4.7 when development will start again.PS:
Some videos I've done while trying to find the leaks and bugs in 0.4.7https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG3q0ryeIFohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XirO7HMnZuU