I've been working on AltimatOS' installer and website over the last few evenings and things are shaping up. :)
Since talking to ossi, I've managed to get QProcess to behave with PerlQt reasonably well. This has allowed me to finally setup a fair amount of the CuteDisk backend code, and keep the AI user interface free from blocking.
On the web front, we've actually gotten a decent amount done. This allows me to focus my attention on AI, PHADS, and Foreman Build Daemon so we can get things done for our goal of an early May installable beta of the OS for people to start banging on. See www.altimatos.com for more details.