Sugestion about data bridgue
Maybe it would be a good time to return to the old model of small and multiple extensions. I understand that it is less practical for us (developers), but I prefer a few extensions well done and maintained than a very large obsolete one.
It is something like dmxzone has done, which has released a new framework and has been launching extensions that do the same as the previous ones, with some more function, with the new one.
It would be something like launching a new Securiry assist, a new Emailer, a new htmleditor progressively, with what more users demand, with more functions, and adapted to the mysqli server behaviours.
This would have the advantage besides being able to do without data bridging functions that are no longer needed, and at the same time launch new ones that did not previously exist that are more interesting today.