W. Eric Martin
Just wondering aloud to Eric Martin (Boardgamegeek News editor) whether this was still in the works or not.
Sorry for the delayed reply, Daniel, but I never saw your post and someone's Geekmail on the topic sat in my in-box for a month as I was blitzed with Spiel info. A poke in the future would make me more likely to see something like this!
As Gone Cardboard, I've also been eager to see it return, but I have zero to do with the technical requirements needed to make it happen. What's more, the BGG tech guys have been focusing almost all of their efforts on getting the new UI ready to roll. GC will be integrated with versions (since different versions of the same game might be released at different times), and setting that up along with proper date sorting along with other possible functions could take some time -- and when they'll be able to start is up in the air.
Believe me, I want to get GC back more than anyone as I run across tons of release dates that I want to organize and put out there for interested parties. I'm somewhat obsessive about all the details right, and those details have been slipping by again and again. I'll give a more detailed update and timeline once I know more myself...