If you have any questions to ask the developers of Chatspot, please direct them to the forum.
Chatspot TPL 1 - which you can run without forum software, or indeed with forum software - is due to be released by the end of the year, if not by the end of summer.
Until then you can use Chatspot 2.0.0a7 Alpha. This version of Chatspot is specially designed to integrate with phpBB2 and for users of this forum software it is a popular choice. Whilst 2.0.0a7 is an alpha version, there are no serious bugs. Download now! As ever, if you have any problems installing Chatspot, or you find a bug in Chatspot, report it at the forum.
We are always open for new contributions or people willing to help out with Chatspot in some way - just drop a line on the forums. There's always something you could get doing. Programming abilites aren't really required - well, if you want to program something into it, they are - just some real motivation. See the open tasks for a list of things you could help with.
Cutting Edge versions of Chatspot can be checked out from Sourceforge's SVN server - http://chatspot.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/chatspot/ - and they will usually work without issues.