Long time since last post... lots of stuff happened.
Among other things (some of which sad, like having a car accident in which a friend of mine got injured) Gnome 2.6 and Fedora Core 2 have been released: congratulations to everyone involved!
I finally started my thesis work: it's about StepNP, an architecture platform aimed network processing systems... it involves NPUs (Network Processing Units), MP-SoC (Multi Processor System on Chip), NoC (Network on Chip) and other buzz words and strange acronyms I still have to learn about :-)
It's modelled in SystemC, a system level description language that leverages c/c++, making it easier to concurrently design hardware and software (the so called co-design). Nice thing: it's open source!.