According to their website, No Name Losers has officially canceled their translation project of ef – the first tale because of the translator dropping the project for personal reasons. Furthermore, the #nnl IRC channel on irc.synirc.net will no longer be officially supported.
On the site, GipFace states that the project was only around 20% complete and that there will be no partial release of materials related to the patch. As to the question on whether the project will be revived should another translator sign, the answer is that 30% translation of the game would be required to continue and that nothing will be announced until over half of the script has been translated. In the event of a cancellation after that, a Miyako standalone story release will be done.