I presented Vesta at last year's CodeCon. I had a great time. Many of the projects presented are still rough around the edges, but the software artistry is superb.
Luckily, I happened to have an excuse to travel to the SF area and managed to align my trip with this year's CodeCon, so I'm attending this year. The first day was quite interesting, and I'm looking forward to the next two.
New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.
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If you're a C programmer with some spare time, take a look at the mod_virgule project page and help us with one of the tasks on the ToDo list!