I suppose I remembered what the comment said incorrectly. Here is the full text of the comment, dated September 18 of this year, which seems to imply that they may not currently be in contact with the dev, but might still be privy to information that we are not:
"Stephen has indeed been very quiet, but as we understand the software is still under development. We're looking forward to the next 3.0 build. In the meantime, we'll pass on the message that users are eager to get an update from him."