No worries. Great to hear that development will be starting up again, do you have a rough timeline yet?
Yes, I did get the installer working. Had a few issues which I worked through by uninstalling all previous versions of python on my machine (at least, i think that's what fixed it...). Much easier than installing using the individual .zip folders!
Like you say, I am finding the database a bit tricky to work with. I've made a (very) rudimentary script that helps with inserting/deleting data in the database using csv files, but I still haven't managed to get DTOcean working with my own set of data. I'll put any progress into the issue on Github.
Creating the AAQ sounds like a good idea, and happy to wait until then.