Topic: Request for new libnfc release

When can we expect a new libnfc release?
The latest release for libnfc v1.7.1 is from more than 2 years ago, February 2014. This is too long! Especially considering the development has been going on.

The lack of a new release has several disadvantages:
1) The project seems dead for an outsider not looking into Git.
2) Many projects only want to use official releases and now are stuck with known bugs.

Why isn't the new release there yet?
Even when some of the modifications are considered under development, then it would be nice to see a v1.7.2 release with the obvious bugs fixed.