There has been some slow movement.

https://github.com/fink/fink/pull/43

We've got some issues to address before that can get merged and released, and right now people seem to be really busy. I know I am.

This supports a checkout over https via either svn or git.

The "dedicated server" issue is another sore point. Our "dedicated server" was down for a good chunk of both October and November in two separate outages:

http://finkers.wordpress.com

Hopefully we've been able to expedite addressing such issues in the future.

There have been offers floated for additional machines, but since we're working on the cheap nothing moves quickly.