Hello from Tokyo.
Today we had a developer summit at AsiaBSDCon 2008. We talked about a number of items. We talked about the FreeBSD/mips: it is booting multiuser. We'll be committing to FreeBSD soon.
We talked about ways to making it easier to have parts of FreeBSD be optional, with the default being 'on'.
There's this ugly hack which allows one to test the suspend/resume paths of drivers. Check it outthis patch.