I have released SIOP 0.2.0. It is a crude, source only release that contains the current Ruby, Python and Java SIOP bindings that cover level 0 and 1. All bindings pass the Ruby test-client.py test.
Now there is ANOTHER wiki, which looks much better, doesn't have a load of error messages, allows for users and is set up breath takingly nicely by the siop.net web host.
There is some new documentation on the SIOP wiki (http://www.siop.net/wiki). Mainly some clarification about the protocol and simple implementation checklists for the different bindings. I am of course going to start the Python bindings all over again, but the Ruby bindings are doing pretty well.
It took over a year for me to get over the mental hurdle of how to write the first language support for SIOP, but I have done it. I am finding that I feel more comfortable working initially with Ruby, and so far, in just two short nights of development, I have written more functional support in the Ruby binding than the Python binding. Once I get a functioning Ruby version, I can build the Python version with that design in mind and run tests directly off of a functioning reference implementation.
The SIOP wiki was put up. You can see it at the SIOP home page.
I have decided that Tuesday and Wednesday I should spend 3 hours developing SIOP. There are some faint developments for the Python 1.0 bindings, but not much to speak of. Also, there is the issue of the 1.0 bindnigs not really being defined.