Yes the mod is still alive. It's nearing completion. Lately I've been able to work on minor stuff - I added new music for land and space battles, and some to the galactic ambient - including several tunes from Rogue One as well as replacing some of the music with OT music.
What I'd like to do next is to make a custom opening crawl for the VNO GC.
ROGUE ONE SPOILER: I added Jyn Erso but she needs to be replaced due to her unfortunate fate in Rogue One.
I also need to figure out which fighters for other factions can destroy the Death Star. I had not encountered this problem before but recently came upon this issue.