This project is not completely dead. I've just started work on localisation.
If you're getting a "Deprecated" error message, follow the instructions here
URGENT Security Patch for ≤ v2.2.6
A security hole has been discovered, follow the instructions and download the patch at the topic page.
Did the patch break your search page? Search Patch
Is it possible to dissable the signature feature from a users profile until they reach a defined number of posts. There is a similar feature for a users avatar.