After spending a great deal of time looking in, I thought I'd see what the view looked like from the inside. Mostly that means I've spent the last couple of years far too busy with my day job to even think about too much open source work. That being said, I've pretty much reached the point in my life where I need to do outside development, just to maintain my sanity.. :-)
Basically, this means I'm looking for a project. Hornet (sourceforge) was keeping me busy for period of time, but I lost interest because I spent too much time fighting with the UI code (well, that, and Hornet in its current state solved my immediate problem). I really wish there was some sort of open-source equivalent of a UI designer tool like Apple's Interface Builder, or at the very least a resource-file based GUI library which kept the application separate from the definition of the UI. wxWindows looks like it might be going this way with XML resource files, but I'll have to play with it some more to really see (and maybe wait for it to mature a bit).
In any case, no more rambling for tonight....if anybody actually happens to read this and has an interesting project in need of a C/C++ or Python developer, let me know. :-)