How much progress?
From one on the outside looking in I can see things that have happened. It has been through Donations and Patience as the understaffed Seti Crew works through the To-Do List. Matt has quoted and been quoted a couple of times of having a To-Do List of about a year to complete if that was the only thing he did.
If we look at projects currently running or hoped to be running soon. Over the last year there has been progress.
This was just Updated:
Multi-Beam Data Recorder
Near Time Persistency Checker
SETI@home Enhanced - The Beta Group at Seti have managed to work and operational in place at Seti Main. This performs more science for the same signal or better definition of what was seen at the antenna.
Multi-Beam Data Recorder - Is in place and the changes necessary to the Enhanced Application to use the cleaner signal from the 7 antenna's (both polarizations). Once again the Seti Beta group arose to the challenge of getting the Enhanced MultiBeam Application ready to go (complete summer 2007).
Near Time Persistency Checker - The code is being worked on. One of the problems is a server strong enough to start working on the incoming data and the over 2 billion previous signals... A temporary machine is being patched together to get it started. To work through data is going to take several machines.
Astropulse - The Seti Beta Crew has the first tests of Astropulse Application underway. Currently Astropulse is not ready for Beta, it really classified as an Alpha project at this time.
Bruno and other Small Hardware Improvements improvements. The Users managed to build Bruno from parts. I also have to say that members of Team Seti USA came up with a very large amount of Server RAM that desperately needed (Pappa tips his hat) That dedication by each and everyone of "You" has decreased the serious outages that we had been experiencing.
All of this has been effort from "many people."
Please consider a Donation to the Seti Project.