UPDATE: Someone got a hold of Gerald (by phone). He claims that there are some product updates in the works. Here's the start of the thread: http://www2.ecos.de/~mailarc/embperl/2008-09/msg00000.html.
IMHO even it the product hasn't been "abandoned", I don't think I can continue to depend on Embperl unless there is more than just one person maintaining it. Perhaps Gerald should take the approach Larry Wall has taken with Perl - he delegates some of the work and retains God-like veto power.