So there is no dev left on this project? I have been away messing with other things and just came back to look and see what is going on. This is depressing if true. Novacoin in one of the more innovative projects out here. I hope someone with the skills can jump in and lead this.
The code base is quite solid, it can run for years without outside interference. This is truly decentralized. It will be better if someone can merge the other projects updates (without hard forking) into it.
Ok the idea of decentralization is an excuse and we can consider. However as a project with Novacoin's time and its valued price is abandoned? This should be considered and many investors rely on this information to define their strategies.
If there's no one going to merge the bitcoin/peercoin updates into novacoin, I'll do that in my spare time. But I can't promise when it will be ready to be public.
Traders are not convinced, that now is the moment, when they can "merge" their altcoins. but nobody is sure, that it may lose some time, when it is really profitable to sell the coins. this is a double situation.