Yup, he's doing something but I still find it odd that a dev of an official ROM would upload work without updates. If he doesn't have the time then hand it over to someone who does.
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No, it's mainly because Gcam is a Pixel exclusive and not open source, at best it can be hacked to somewhat work on other devices. There is no reason to use it other than some people crying about how great photos on the Pixel 5 are but guess what, it's not because of the camera app. MIUI cam is just as good, just use that or Opencam or any of the million others out there that all work fine.
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While true as a dev for an *OFFICIAL* ROM you do take on some responsibilities and if you can't handle it you should just hand it over to someone else who can.
What you are saying is absolutely true for anyone else which is why I usually don't do official anythings (that and users have to be able to know how to create swap files or partitions in Linux to use my work).
Your point is valid, but there's the catch, developers, as stated before, have a life and are free to keep working on a device or stop and go to another , that's how it works since the first custom ROM, if Manolo drops this one and mantainership becomes available, then somebody will apply and resume developing the ROM, easy as that.
There are more ROMs here so it's not the end of the world, have some patience and keep going, demanding devs something they're doing for free and most of the time in their spare time is pretty rude imo, but well, have a good day/night.