the boards are produced in runs, and @johannes has to order components etc for each run, sometimes he can end up waiting for components … so there is a delay.
honestly, if you review even this single thread (and there are others), each time you will see some questioning 'is this the end' … each time its not, its just the vagaries associated with small production runs.
as for me losing interest, not at all...
I still love axoloti, its a dedicated microcontroller/dsp platform - which means zero boot time, and a whole load of other benefits.
but i have other projects I work on, in particular orac, which started on the organelle (but ive taken to other platforms) became quite popular, and so has been pretty time consuming recently - so ive not much time left for other many other projects, unfortunately including axoloti.
but i still do want to get back to axoloti when my time allows, and actually, like anything, I think experience gain elsewhere, id hope to bring back here....i see it all as a pretty natural thing, we go back n' forth between projects - as our time and interests drift