Good news. The new VirtueMart store of the virtuemart core team is now opened and using the official address extensions.virtuemart.net. This store uses multivendor to give 3rd party developers an easy possibility to sell their extensions for virtuemart. The idea is that the core team can be payed to ensure the ongoing development and enhancing of the virtuemart core. Maybe we can later offer also support hours, books, hosting and others. When you want to support the project, but you dont have time to contribute, then buy something in the store to support us.
But what happened now with the VMED? At the moment the VMED is displayed in the shop http://extensions.virtuemart.net/component/sobi2 . It is not completly consistent yet. Either the shop will also provide free downloads as a kind of editors pick, or the shop is evoluting more and more to the new VMED for VM2.
What else is going on. A professional writer started to write a manual for our wiki dev.virtuemart.net/projects/virtuemart/wiki.
We have a new section in the forum for 3rd party developers and their extensions for vm2 3rd party extension VM2. You can find there a free eway plugin, jcomments for virtuemart, a redirect plugin to keep old vm1 links (just some examples). More and more payment and shipment plugins are ready. Systempay is now also in the core and maintained by the team.
The development version 2.0.3E is very matured now. The use of child variants got strongly enhanced. You can calculate your costprice according to the final price. This are mainly enhancments in the gui, else we concentrate on the various small fixes. Here the link when you want to test it VM2.0.4-RC. Personally I would use now the latest 2.0.3E aka 2.0.4-RC :-)