Roger and I are discussing the future of the Events module and we have made some tough decisions.
To start: the next major release(s) will bring breaking changes to the module. In order to be able to move forward we decided to drop some functionality and make room for new functionality.
The major thing that we will drop is the payment for Events. Payment has never been very popular and we did not have much options available apart from PayPal. From the start, we hoped that the DNN core would provide a payment mechanism which we could link to Events. The current PayPal mechanism is limited in usability, complex in programming and incorporates a lot of work to maintain. Exit payment.
We are discussing (since long) to replace the current calendar by a new calendar/schedule control, The Telerik RadSchedule comes into view. We have not decided on this yet, but we do want to replace the current calendar by something more flexible. The back side is that the theming of the calendar will be completely different. Current themes will stop to work and any of you who have created a them yourself will have to create a new one.
In line with our choices, we have cleaned the list of issues on CodePlex and closed the ones that do not fit our roadmap. Sorry about that, but we have to make choices.
The good news is that this enables us to move forward with the limited amount of resources we have (we are). A last (?) bug fix release is in the works, and major changes will follow after that. Stay tuned!