There are no news for a long time.
Could you say something regarding status of development?
It's currently sleeping somewhat because in the last months I simply had no time due to many other things to do in private life and in the job. I hope that I find some more time in the next months.
Actually I almost have ready a new version that is not using the Intel JPEG lib anymore as this is not open source and license of it is somewhat unclear. So I plan to switch to Turbo JPEG what is established and open source. However users will not realize much of the change, speed is comparable - the change is to have clean table with licensing issues.