Yeah, I know you asked wigums, but I happen to know this one.
A new admin has been added for the regular (packages, extra, patches) repos just to take care of issues like this. There will be a short get-acquainted period for that person, after which timely moves to patches and such will occur regularly.
In the meantime, you may wish to forgo regular updates and only update specific packages you know about. Will become regular sometime in the coming week, please stand by.