Code for freeserver 0.2.0 beta is in CVS. I've also updated "Feature Requests" and "Bugs" sections of Sourceforge's site to reflect current development progress.
A beta version of freeserver 0.2.0 is available (check out Download section for the link). Some bugs were fixed; documentation was added; there is playable game included. So download it and have fun ;-).
It's been a year since last release - I have a full-time job and I'm also working on my Masters, so freeserver is not one of my priorities. If anyone is willing to be more active in its development, please don't hesitate and email me - you'll become a project manager in a heartbeat :-). Of course, developers are also welcomed.
Finally, there is an actual playable version of a game built on top of freeserver's API available. Check out the latest source code from CVS tree. You will also need freeserver-cvs.zip that contains the cards, dom4j library and Ant build script.
Zip archive containing all the files necessary to build freeserver is available here under freeserver-cvs.zip. After unzipping it, get the source files from the CVS tree (see Download section on how to do that) and put them into the src folder. Then, use included Ant script (build.xml) to build the source. Batch files to start both server and client are available under bin directory.
New features consist of better API specifications and a couple of games that provide examples of writing freeserver plugins. Database support through JDBC will soon be added as well.