That is a neat idea. It would really be good if we had a cover mechanic in the mod.
Unfortunetly OJP/JKE is on indefinite hold for now. The team wants to move onto other projects at the moment that aren't JA related.
The original idea for OJP was to be a source of premade functions and mods that would be "open" for anybody's use in their JA mods. Since then the team started putting all those ideas together into an actual mod.
So instead of thinking of this as a 'closing of the mod' think of it as going back to its main purpose.
As such I'm thinking of putting all my animations together along with some tweaks for a sp mod. This way people can play with the animations I spent time making.