I would guess by the lack of any REAL and meaningful changes in this patch, that work probably started around the same time that half of the community here got fed up with waiting a few months ago.
Minor bug fixes are not what this game needs. It needs a developer to tell us what the plan for LFS actually is, because it really sounds like this might be that last patch ever. This patch does not begin to reflect the amount of time that has passed since the last non-bugfix release.
I really hope that this is a signal that real development is back underway, and that over the next year, a series of updates and patches are released containing NEW content, and some kind of commitment to the future of LFS.
I for one would welcome parting with some cash for a NEW LFS experience, but only if there is a roadmap published, and committed to.