(The excellent news from fglock++ that v6.pm is back prompted me to write something about Pugs, too, so here it is.)
During the past month, I've been quietly releasing Pugs and its dependencies on Hackage.
Installation for Pugs is now much simpler than before; see http://svn.pugscode.org/pugs/INSTALL for details.
There has been no action in terms of features, but the internal has been refactored to reduce compilation time, and the individual components has been released as separate packages to reduce maintenance overhead.
Startup time is also greatly improved. As a consequence, running the full smoke test suite is no longer a multi-hour-long ordeal; it now takes less than 15 minutes on modern machines.
As of the 22.214.171.124 release, the smoke numbers say it passes 17215 tests out of 19260, which is not significantly different from the 6.2.13 release.
Going forward, I think GHC 6.10's Quasiquoting and View patterns are going to be vital for the sanity of Pugs internals, so please expect no Pugs 6.28.* releases before GHC 6.10.1.
And finally, a shameless plug: I'm still looking for ways to make ends meet, so any offers of telecommuting, project-based/part-time jobs would be very much appreciated. :-)