Is this dead? The Github link from the first post is broken.
This addon idea is one thing Industrialcraft was always lacking, so would love to see this completed.
Yep, I got overcringed by Forge mess (and Java, hecking hate it), so I just gave this up. Sorry.
Here is source code (Idea project) for what I currently have. You can freely use it, try to finish this addon or even integrate it in IC.