Freshmeat page: http://freshmeat.net/projects/jade
An emacs-like text editor, developed by John Harper. Interesting for several reasons, but primarily because it is based on his librep LISP dialect, which is sort of a hybrid between elisp, scheme, and Common LISP; librep is also the language that drives the popular sawfish.
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!