The project wasn't abandoned but:
I had the project finished then packaging specification has been changed,
and when I had packaging finished then something with code specs of PHPBB3 was changed,
So i Thought: "Damn, I'd better wait until they make up their mind about everything"
Now I'm working on my IT Engineer title, so please feel free to send me a pm/email and ask to finish this mod next month.
Also: I still provide help with installation / handling of this. feel free to send me messages with questions.
AFAIK there is no french translation, There is a free mod translating group, you can ask them
(see my signature)