EduBlogs Homepage Theme: Deprecated functions

There are a number of warnings and errors with EduBlogs Homepage theme. I've cleaned them up since version 2.1.5 but lost them all when I upgraded to 2.1.6. Since then I have to now run a file comparison to validate the changes. This latest version continues to have the same problems as the previous versions. There are so many deprecated functions and unvalidated variables that it takes several hours to sort through actual changes. For example, /_inc/functions/options-functions.php has 58 uses of deprecated functions or un-validated variables. Also, /_inc/functions/rss-network.php is using the deprecated 'fetch_rss' function. Since the newer 'fetch_feed' has a different implamentation process, I had to rewrite those four sections that utilize the deprecated function.

Is there going to be a update release that addresses these issues soon? I really like the theme but can't upgrade because I spent so much time with the upgrade to the last version