Hi @reticulated, I'm quite sure omz is still working on Pythonista because I think it's tremendous (and not very smart) that such an application is abandoned. We should know that he knows this fact (I know he knows this fact).
I'm happy when people help people with ideas, codes, examples, informations.
You are talking about things too advanced for me, but I'm sure you are talking in order to give Pythonista more power.
The nice and curious thing is to understand how to give more power to Pythonista without pretending that is omz to give it (that is without need to compile entire Pythonista for new releases).
The best thing in my opinion is to give omz maximum freedom to decide when to give us new releases of his great app, and in the meantime people could continue to give more power to Pythonista, maybe with plug-ins development.
Some ideas:to extend functions of code editor with find/replace, reformat, code folding... with one click to extend functions of file browser with find/replace for files and folders and content (with regex), zip compression, full properties on files and folders (size, last edited data, if file is editable or not, so I'd like to block some files or folder by editing them, ... ) to extend functions to link Pythonista to any computer for comfortable development of Pythonista/Python scripts using big pc keyboard (my iphone is little and to use WebIDE) we need a wifi shared, not always available, but maybe with bluetooth could be possible using only pure python libraries or scripts, to extend a possible free remote connection service/interface if you want to make calculations that require not-pure python libraries not present in Pythonista (scipy, pandas, etc..) and with a full and complete integration with the app environment (example: my script, to run, needs some scipy functions, ok, I write it in Pythonista and I execute the entire script with Pythonista interpreter, and only the code that requires scipy is executed by the server with full working input-output capabilities), to extend internal site-packages folder in order to be able to delete not used pure-python libraries, since we can reinstall them with pip (using StaSH for example).