The JWCHat developer lists have been coming back to life. Stefan the developer has been working on www.mabber.com which is a far superior client to JWChat. It appears that he plans to implement many of the design and functional elements from mabber into upcoming versions of JWChat. He encouraged everyone to join the JWChat development list to help work on some of the issues and put forth their ideas.
You can joing the development list here
This might be a good opportunity to get some of the connection issues that we’'ve all been having resolved and make this project work more closely with Wildfire.