Has Global Mapper development ceased? Any alternatives?
Ever since BMG has "acquired" what was a wonderful swiss knife with reactive support and frequent improvement/fixes, it appears that development has stalled or came to a halt. No new release in ~18 months, and some long standing issues left unaddressed (e.g. still no fix for the broken JP2/INSPIRE compliance after 2 years, although it was perfectly working in Global Mapper 17 and 18!).
I remember when "Mike" would issue efficient fixes or workarounds within days - if not hours - following a detailed bug report posted on a forum. Now it seems we would have to deal with slow, contorted email exchange with various non-tech-savvy guys from a bland company. Too bad.
Besides the obvious QGIS solution, what would be alternatives to GM (offering roughly similar functions, similarly-priced, and most importantly under active development)?