With Minecraft 1.8 on the horizon (we might get a pre-release today), the drama from the modding community continues. I just want to let everyone know, that hope is far from lost, despite what people say. As some of you may know Dinnerbone, and several other Mojang employees started off working on the Bukkit project. Mojang hired them on 2 years ago, and what most people don't know, Mojang acquired all rights to Bukkit at that time. This morning EvilSeph, who for a while now has been the lead developer of Bukkit, announced he was ending all the development of Bukkit due what he considered the impossible task of updating it to 1.8 (for those who are curious, 1.8 actually has less changes that 1.7 did). In less than an hour, Mojang reminded him that they own everything related to Bukkit, and Dinnerbone announced he was working on Bukkit right now (as in, by the time you read this, he might be done).
On the Forge end of things, CPW has been active lately. I'm not sure if he officially back to working on Forge on just helping out. I also heard through DCM that supposedly the Mojang guys had agreed to help out with getting Forge updated as well. I cannot find the message now, so you take it with a grain of salt. Point is, yes, Bukkit and Forge for 1.8 will come, and so will Cauldron (formerly MCPC+). Only thing to see now is if Mo' Creatures updates as well.