JavaCVS is still alive! I have been very busy for the last year at work but now hope to have more time to spend developing this project. Version 0.4.1 has just been realeased and fixes a few major bugs and adds a customizable end of line conversion feature for text files on a per repository basis.
Yes It's finally here!
A precompiled alpha version is now available from the JavaCVS website: http://javacvs.sourceforge.net