Ooh my, just when I was feeling guiltier and guiltier for harboring ongoing predilections for PIC microcontrollers even though there was no decent linux/OSS toolchain, it seems Microchip have come to their senses and released a cross platform IDE.
I came across this while checking out the newly released dsPIC based arduino shield and arduino IDE compatible chipKIT Uno32.
Joy of joys. This was one of the few remaining reasons to have a windows partition....
I reckon the dsPICs have awesome potential for SDR applications, such as beaconing/WSPR/QRSS. Hmmm, I really should finish off my SDR cube now and then play with the code a bit.