Old post below:
He attempted to 'renew' Le Bot and actually made a very basic, but more efficient version of it (after 8.4). However it took ages for that to be released, and since then there has just been ghostly silence.
The author (JamesRo) contributed a huge amount to the community for a long time, but he has probably moved on in life (or is busy with other things) just like everyone eventually will.
I'm sure he'll make a return one day, even if it's just for the fun of it.
Here's a quote from a visitor message he sent me back in 2014:
"Yea, I still have something up my sleeve, but unfortunately my PC hours have been crippled to 1/3 of what they used to be. Man, life really starts to suck after we get a job D:"