I just looked into the github repository of the "megaavr" core (GitHub - arduino/ArduinoCore-megaavr: Arduino Core for the ATMEGA4809 CPU), and saw that some pull requests are waiting for a year or more, bug reports seem to be addressed very slowly, and the last release was done more than a year ago.
So I am wondering if this core is on the edge of becoming orphaned .... is the megaavr still maintained actively? Would it be a good choice to start using alternative cores like MegaCoreX (GitHub - MCUdude/MegaCoreX: An Arduino hardware package for ATmega4809, ATmega4808, ATmega3209, ATmega3208, ATmega1609, ATmega1608, ATmega809 and ATmega808)?
While there seems to be little progress on well-known issues, arduino pushes sales of the NANO EVERY - honestly speaking, for me these two aspects don't fit together. Well-known issues seem to include EVERY not running at 20Mhz; or the (suspected) need for a timeout in the wire library.
I am relatively new in the arduino world, so maybe I don't see the big picture, or something big is already happening behind the scenes - could someone enlighten me please?
Thanks and with kind regards, Frank.