It's been a long time since I posted, but tchambery and myself, together with a couple other people have been working on zClipse, writing plugins for Eclipse. In particular, we have Insectivore, CompleteClipse, SourceControl, and zMail in the works.
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.
Keep up with the latest Advogato features by reading the Advogato status blog.
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!