As mentioned early in this thread (from 2004) Partimage has not been actively developed for over 6 years. There have been several attempts (including Device Image) to revive or rewrite it, but AFAIK none have come to fruition. I'm not sure why this is so, because the purpose and functionality of Partimage was very useful. Of course, dd still exists and IS actively under development. Also there is the file-level app (fsarchiver) that works very well. I've been testing it for whole partition replacement w/o problem.
This said, Partimage is still used by lots of people and it still works well -- within limits (read the manual for these). So development-wise, Partimage is inactive, but its niche use continues just fine. So this forum remains up, to serve those users.