This new release is focused on improving the taxonomies widgets. Both widgets are expanded with few more options to hide empty and exclude terms, and list widget now can display terms in the form of the drop down list with regard to the hierarchy.
Even with no updates in the past couple of months, GD Simple Widgets is alive and well. This is mainly big fixing release for both Pro and Lite versions, with additional code cleanup done with Pro version. Several SQL related problems are fixed, and info files updated.