The point is, he has been active. Modding takes time. Give him time.
He dropped it for about 5 months last year, and then again this year. Last time he indicated he was busy and couldn't offer an update, as he had other priorities.
I'm not saying that's bad, but a more frequent update -- say once a month -- would be nice. The bugs from the 1.8 release haven't been fixed, and we are up to 1.8.3 already. Maybe he could ask for some help?