Looks like Anim8or has made a partial recovery after being pronounced clinically dead. Posts were already up on Anim8or.com, BlenderArtists.org and here, when Raxx, a senior moderator at Anim8or.com posted about an email he had received from the sole developer of Anim8or, Steve. Apparently Steve has been rather busy lately, and is also completely revamping Anim8or. Because of this unfortunate combination, it looks like there still won't be much activity on the release side of things, however, at least there is a hope for the future.
Look forward to a year from now when v1.0 has been released and we are all sitting there scoffing at how we thought there was an end to Anim8or.