Just a quick note, that I'm leaving for China, and won't have internet access there, so don't expect any reactions from me. I will be back in middle of september, mapping and (hopefully) programming, so I'll read all of your feedback then. I also expect to do another release, as there are some good fixes in the master branch.
After a long sleep, the 0.18.2 version of Merkaartor is released. It's mostly bug-fixing release, with some internal improvements to the infrastructure. You can download it in the Download section.
After some time, the merkaartor.be is back up. As the old redmine stuff was not updated, buggy, and not secure, it was down for a long time. I've built a new, simple site, mostly for publishing news and hosting releases. All the bug tracking integrated in the old site will now happen on github.