Xuerian has actually posted a "cease development" notice on Wowinterface,
which was sad news for me as this is one of the first addons going into Interface folder :)
Hopefully it will hold for a while without breaking as long as Blizzard doesn't do significant API changes.
Yeah... I see he posted
"I'm no longer developing XLoot.
Check out addons like Butsu"
But I liked the extra features that XLoot had over minimalistic addons like Butsu. Like being able to link the items in chat. Plus, does that mean that the other XLoot plugins will not be developed anymore either? I use all 4 and prefer them over other things that I have seen... Hopefully they will stay working for a long time. :)