The list has never been too active, but I'm still working away on Gourmet... I just got web import working with the plugin architecture, for example.

The plugin system was largley a response to a few attempts to create Gourmet spin-offs that I felt really weren't necessary. By moving functionality out of the core of Gourmet, I simplify the interface, which is what the spin-offs were trying to do; meanwhile, we allow people to add the kitchen sink if they want through plug-ins. This means there's some really low-hanging fruit for interested parties -- like adding an "equipment list" plugin -- as well as some tricky tasks that could be taken on (like thinking about whether shopping should become a plugin, or like simplifying and improving ingredient entry).