I'm not sure whether you are up-to-date, but this is in part my fault.
I didn't explicitly mention it here because I thought most people interested in this are reading byuu's board anyway. byuu, still keen to do FEOEZ, will be taking over the hacking part as soon as an almost completely translated script is available. In the meantime, I'm reformatting my work so far so he can use it as a reference (mainly assembler & data offsets as well as comments - I'll publish this here as well). Then I'm going to concentrate on the German translation of the script. The script dumper & script you can find in the thread at byuu's message board e.g. also was a collaboration between him and me (well, I told him how the script is stored and he wrote a dumper that adheres to his formats and standards).
I don't think this is going to happen, but if he doesn't start/finish it, then I'll do it myself.
So you can't really talk about abandoning or dicontinuing. But you can't talk about two different projects, either.