I recently fired up the Altera software, Quartus II, and spent a little time porting the Marin SoC to the popular Cyclone II based DE2 board. There's no external memory support yet, but on-chip memory is working, and it looks like the on-chip bootloader is coming up properly. As usual, everything has been committed to github at http://github.com/atgreen/moxie-cores.
I was riding the subway to a meeting downtown today after a late night of messing around with Quartus II when I noticed a guy with an Altera bag sitting next to me --- the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon in action! So I struck up a conversation, and it turns out he works on the Quartus II place-and-route software here in the Toronto office. Small world!
Also, I just noticed something extremely cool in Fedora rawhide (the
incubator that will produce Fedora 20):
yum install qemu-system-moxie` works! It's packaged up as part of
the latest QEMU release in Fedora.