We are not dead
I know that for lat few months (almost half a year) Kadu repository looked abandoned. That was partially true. Our team was really busy with real life in this period. Some of as are working half-time while continuing education. Others are working over-full time. But fortunately this will change soon (at least for me) and from May I'll be spending much more time working on Open Source.
1.0 release is planned this year. Last feature that will be added to it is OTR support. It is going quite well already.
It does not mean that Kadu is complete, done or bug-free. It only means that we are confident that it is mature enough to be used everyday by everyone. We will continue to work on improving it after the release and making our users happier.
Please be patient :)