Hi guys, this is upstream :)
I released safecopy-1.7 yesterday. Its a minor feature enhancement, no changes to dependencies (there are still none) or compilation process.
No changes to the ebuild should be necessary, just copying the 1.6 ebuild to 1.7 works for me.
I'll likely release 1.8 soon, too :)
Corvus are you still interested in this package? If yes, please contact email@example.com. I've dropped you from metadata for now as this bug has been fixed long time ago and nobody paid attention to this bug.