It's nice to hear that this great hack is still being worked on. And just like the Schala hack, I feel as those this one also makes the game even better than the original vanilla version. It definitely adds a lot of replay value to an already great game. Thanks for all your hard work and to everyone else involved as well.
Out of curiosity, are you planning on adding any new features of any kind? I'm only asking because I'm intrigued by what you meant when saying that you may resume work on this during the coming winter. Not that I'm complaining in any way nor about anything else as such. You've already added a ton of new features that were not present in the original version. Bug fixes are certainly very important as well. I personally haven't encountered any thus far, but it's nice to hear that you're still working to fix said glitches for others that have experienced them.
By the way, why is Zsnes not recommend for playing this hack? Is it because various glitches may occur or simply because said emulator is out of date? It seems to work fine for me, there's been no bugs so far as with the original game. But if there are possibly any, then I'll switch over to Snes9x then. And for anyone else whom might be interested, there are also some other old school emulators that still work well: The ZMZ emulator which uses the Snes9x core and compatibility along with the Zsnes GUI and FuSoYa's Snes9x and Zsnes custom build emulators. SNESGT is also pretty good, but it can be a bit glitchy at times on certain computers.