Have you guys seen this?
Seems like we won't be seeing much updates to TFC for quite some time. I can understand that there are benefits to TFC being a mod, but seeing as minecraft and TFC are going quite separate ways now, to me it seems more convenient if they made TFC a stand-alone game. No more need for forge, and no need to worry about mojang's update cycles.
Also, porting to 1.8 seems like really bad timing, as Mojang have stated that they are going to start releasing snapshots of 1.9 by the end of January.