However, with that being said, I am happy to announce that I am well into a port into 1.7.10 right now. I have it running, though it's missing quite a few things that were working in 1.5.x. It is actually a lot further along than when ottoguy tried to update it himself a while back though (thanks for trying, by the way!). I have to work out the multiblock ore stuff (interestingly, once I got the textures in the right place for ForgeGradle, the glowcloth ones worked just fine, but the ores didn't at all).
Speaking of which, I have to ask, since the block IDs are non-existent now, do you guys think I should move those out of metadata format and just have them be their own blocks again, like vanilla's ores? I'm inclined to do so, as that will make it easier to manage in the long run.
Long story short, I'm back, and though I don't know how long it will take me to get a fully working port going (back to 1.5's standards, and hopefully better), I am determined to make it work this time.
Sounds great; this was one of my favorite mods from the old beta days! Any chance we might see a version of this for 1.7.2 as well?