OpenOCD is alive and well.
However, you won’t find any news here about OpenOCD. For that you have to go to the openocd development mailing list.
svn version 1000 was committed a while ago… In addition to new features such as improved scripting, new targets(MIPS particularly), there is a steady stream of patches that fix bugs and improve performance.
I’ll be cleaning up old and misleading information on this web site now…