(Why yes, I am still alive. Just very bad at writing lately. :'()
Much to my surprise, the FTP protocol has managed to not die yet, and I recently received a patch from Rafael Jesús Alcántara Pérez to get cl-ftp running on ABCL.
So thanks to Rafael's patch, I've finally taken the time to convert cl-ftp from darcs to git, and tossed it up on github like all the cool kids are doing these days. Supposedly it even now runs on ABCL.