Hello the gpsim project is dead?

I want to develop a project in linux and I need a simulator, but gpsim support too few processor for my need.
I don't want to zap with virtualbox in and out of windows to debug code...

And if it's dead, anyone want to start a new simulator engine in python?

Another question:
I have see that mplab have a folder under Microchip/MPLAB IDE/Device
that have a bunch of files with .dev extension that contain information about the pic (i think for mplab debugger)
how about a converter to "import" them in gpsim?
In that manner I think that should be simple to remain in sync with current mplab release and new pic
(like with the .inc files in gpasm)

Saluti from Italy

Nicola Lunghi