Mesk and SCons
Travis Shirk recently announced Mesk 0.1.2, a GTK+ Media Player. There isn’t a Windows build, yet, but I’m excited about it’s ability to change your Jabber status message to indicate which song or audio file you are listening to. Source and Binaries here!
Travis also mentioned SCons to me – a build tool that is apparently much more powerful (and expressive) than make, yet less verbose and more readable than ant. Looks very interesting. The SCons team is preparing a 1.0 and one of their members has been accepted into the Google Summer of Code program.