The German translation that barely anybody even wants should be paused (the German patch only has about 30 downloads), instead refocusing resources into the English translation. Ah well, they're doing it, at least. I just feel that if they're going to do an unnecessary translation, they should at least go about it quickly as to beat the localization by a substantial margin.
This can't just be a little exercise project. They've gotta hit it hard (like the B/W translation).
I will say, I appreciate that they got all of the stuff that basically just takes reinserting info we already have taken care of in about a day. Abilities and trainers shouldn't take long, and a talented graphics hacker can take care of the graphics rather quickly (let's face it, there's like, the title screen and nothing else in Pokemon games). I'm surprised the options aren't done yet, but that should be a quick endeavor for somebody. With all of that done, the lengthy part, the character text, can be started in on.
I'll touch the patch when the character dialogue is around 50%.
By the way guys, I think the patch auto-trims the ROM. The trimmed size is around 309MB.