I do not know this for certain, but if you state you are learning from online-tutorials that is fine, but they do move at a fast pace making it crucial for you to learn the page in detail and fully understand it's concepts before you move on.
Best bet would be to get a book. There are plenty out there and some our posted on the book recomendations thread on this site. I highly advise you to check it out
The latest version of Dev ( which I own along with code blocks and MSVC++ 2003 ) is 4.992
You are correct about the dead in development issue, the bloodshed team have moved on the better things. Still, Dev 4.992 is quite a good compilent compiler and the IDE is still a great learning tool with a very user-friendly interface. I use Dev for "toy" programs oi testing peices of code and use MSVC++ for large projects and games, as I have the SDK which makes life easier than having to tear my hair out using code::blocks