The Hunter has granted me permission to create a Zero Lag patch for Rise of the Reds 1.8 (when it's released). All future Rise of the Red's releases will have Zero Lag patches as long as I keep modding.
Concerning the lack of news on Zero Lag: I have not went inactive, nor has the mod died. The currently released versions are considered 'done' at this point in time. There has simply been nothing to post.